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3 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Before tonight, know that there are a list of defensive "restrictions".

From Pro Football Talk:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/08/aaf-puts-significant-limits-on-blitzes/

 

Probably aimed at preemptive the embarrassing situation leagues like the old XFL had of the less than stellar QB being leveled for 20 yard losses.

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45 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Probably aimed at preemptive the embarrassing situation leagues like the old XFL had of the less than stellar QB being leveled for 20 yard losses.

Copying Arena League? I know they can only blitz 1 linebacker and the other has to stay in a virtual box more or less during the play.

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5 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Before tonight, know that there are a list of defensive "restrictions".

From Pro Football Talk:

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While scanning the AAF rulebook rulebook, the following restrictions on defensive formations stood out:

(1) no more than five players may rush on passing plays;

(2) any player who aligns on the line of scrimmage either prior to or at the snap is designated as one of the five players regardless of whether he rushes;

(3) no defensive player may rush from a position more than two yards outside the widest offensive lineman and more than five yards from the line of scrimmage (they’ll call it the “defensive pressure box”);

(4) a player is deemed eligible to rush if he has both feet inside the box at the snap;

(5) no more than four players may rush from the same side of the ball;

(6) adjacent linebackers may not rush from the same side of the ball; and

(7) two or more linebackers aligned between the offensive guards may not rush.

 

These are excellent ideas.

 

But I wish that we would see the implementation of the most sensible rule, the elimination of offensive pass interference. The offence and defence should not be on equal footing on a pass. It's the offence's ball; so the receiver should be entitled to do whatever he needs to do to catch it, including pushing away the defender.

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2 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

These are excellent ideas.

 

But I wish that we would see the implementation of the most sensible rule, the elimination of offensive pass interference. The offence and defence should not be on equal footing on a pass. It's the offence's ball; so the receiver should be entitled to do whatever he needs to do to catch it, including pushing away the defender.

I’ve heard a lot of dumb things on this board but this is close to the top. How is a defender suppose to have any chance if the receiver is allowed to do whatever they want before catching the ball?  You basically want both teams to just not field a defense?

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Tuned into the pregrame coverage, where they're covering some rule changes. A "Sky Judge?" To correct obvious and egregious errors? What a concept.

 

Hope this league turns into something fun in its own right. In the more likely event it only amounts to a raiding ground for decent ideas for the NFL, so be it.

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AAF: We want to speed up the game with less commercials and shorter play clocks

 

Also AAF: We are going to tell you the game starts at 8 but make you listen to boring commentary for almost 40 minutes before the first game.

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22 minutes ago, alxy8s said:

Tuned into the pregrame coverage, where they're covering some rule changes. A "Sky Judge?" To correct obvious and egregious errors? What a concept.

 

Hope this league turns into something fun in its own right. In the more likely event it only amounts to a raiding ground for decent ideas for the NFL, so be it.

 

Well if the crowds are any indication...

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33 minutes ago, alxy8s said:

Tuned into the pregrame coverage, where they're covering some rule changes. A "Sky Judge?" To correct obvious and egregious errors? What a concept.

 

Hope this league turns into something fun in its own right. In the more likely event it only amounts to a raiding ground for decent ideas for the NFL, so be it.

Reminds of how the XFL actually did give a few ideas to the NFL. Specifically, the "Sky Cam" was first used by the XFL and later adopted by the NFL.

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Oh, look at that. Mike Bercovici still has absolutely zero situational awareness. Who would’ve ever thought? 

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3 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Well if the crowds are any indication...

Not impressed?  During the January camp, an AAF official said San Antonio and Orlando had the most tickets sold at the time of interview, but he could have said that to placate the locals. Looks like the "party zone" seats sold very well.

 

I was going to say the same thing, but after looking at the Orlando crown, it seems that both stadiums have more fans on the Hard Camera side (opposite).  That's a failure of management  

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Ok, so I really like the idea of them going to the replay official and showing his thought process before the call is made on the field. That adds a good bit of context to replays that has always been missing. 

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13 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Not impressed?  During the January camp, an AAF official said San Antonio and Orlando had the most tickets sold at the time of interview, but he could have said that to placate the locals. Looks like the "party zone" seats sold very well.

 

I was going to say the same thing, but after looking at the Orlando crown, it seems that both stadiums have more fans on the Hard Camera side (opposite).  That's a failure of management  

 

Actually San Antonio filled in pretty good on both sides. Not sure about Orlando...

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18 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Oh, look at that. Mike Bercovici still has absolutely zero situational awareness. Who would’ve ever thought? 

For you guys who haven’t seen the highlight of the night

 

Also the league account passed 100k twitter followers tonight

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Crowd looks to be pretty good in Orlando 

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4 minutes ago, raysox said:

For you guys who haven’t seen the highlight of the night

 

I doubt Brady could take those kind of hits. Ha!

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All four of these teams needed another two to three weeks in a training camp.  They had the same time as the XFL and these OL are all poor at pass protection. 

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The O line for both teams definitely need work, but one quarter in, this is already better than the XFL ever was.

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3 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

One quarter in, this is already better than the XFL ever was.

 

My wife and I said the same thing. It’s not NFL quality, but this is at least as entertaining and put together as college. Not bad for essentially a month lead in. 

 

The old XFL was a :censored:show from the word go...

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17 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Ok, so I really like the idea of them going to the replay official and showing his thought process before the call is made on the field. That adds a good bit of context to replays that has always been missing. 

They're doing this in Orlando right now. It's really interesting to see the replay official narrate her thought process. 

 

Also, the devaluing of kicking is an excellent idea. Don't miss kickoffs or extra points in the least.

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Yeah, it's not bad at all.  The quality of play in the XFL also improved over the course of the season, it's just that most people never got past that first night.

 

It all feels kind of inconsequential and like I'm watching exhibition games but I guess that will go away as we get further into the season.

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