Refs To Use New Signal For Ineligible Receivers in Super Bowl

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http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/01/29/pete-carroll-new-signal-eligible-ineligble-receivers

No, it’s fine. We’re just going to make up rules as we go along now. If there’s one thing the masses learned from the NFL this year, it’s that the NFL has no clue what it’s doing. From the commissioner down to the referees, everyone’s just winging it this year.

Josh McDaniels has clearly designed formations that are 100% within the rules, and now that John Harbaugh has bitched about it, the refs need to start making up signals. If you are a professional football player, you should know when players are ineligible. The phrase “eligible receivers reporting as ineligible” makes absolutely no sense. You’re either eligible or ineligible. If you’re on the end of the line of scrimmage, you’re eligible. If someone outside you is on the line of scrimmage, then you’re ineligible. It’s quite simple. It doesn’t matter what the number is on the jersey, these rules apply to everyone. If you’re in the league, you should know these rules. I’ve known them since I was 10, and no one was gripping my hand as tight as the NFL is gripping the Seahawks’ right now.