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UFL: Selling Out and Wimping Out

Article By on 9th July, 2009

... 22, released its playing rules this week, and if you're an NFL fan, you're bound to be disappointed if you don't like change.

Perhaps the most atrocious variation from NFL rules is the quarterback "grounding" rule, where the QB, under pressure, is allowed to ground the ball whether he is inside or outside the pocket.

And Raiders fans will be sad to hear the "tuck" rule, made famous in the 2002 playoff game between Oakland and New England, will be eliminated.

The rule, meant to hold quarterbacks responsible for their intent, rules the reneging of forward motion—either by tucking the ball back or stopping the passing motion—an incomplete pass if it is forced out by a defender.

All coaches will be "wired" so t...

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