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What constitutes a "snap" in football?
August 6, 2005 | self / vanity

Posted on 08/06/2005 12:29:22 AM PDT by The Other Harry

I realize this is untimely, but I have been watching a football movie and I'm curious.

The center is allowed to move the ball around quite a bit, but at some point it becomes a snap.

Is that when he takes it off the ground?

(If it were me writing the rules, if he so much as moves it, that would be a snap. No gray area.)


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1 posted on 08/06/2005 12:29:23 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry

The center may adjust the ball ONCE when he first touches it. Any other movement is considered "illegal procedure".


2 posted on 08/06/2005 12:35:52 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 51-58)
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To: Asphalt
Ping? This could be interesting...or really ugly, it remains to be seen...
3 posted on 08/06/2005 12:56:03 AM PDT by scott says
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To: Straight Vermonter

Exactly.


4 posted on 08/06/2005 12:58:30 AM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: The Other Harry

It's only a movie for God's sake.


5 posted on 08/06/2005 1:17:31 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: Straight Vermonter
The center may adjust the ball ONCE when he first touches it. Any other movement is considered "illegal procedure".

That still begs the question of what is considered a snap.

6 posted on 08/06/2005 1:19:23 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry
after the ball is adjusted, the line must be still 1 full second including the football... soon as the ball moves its a snap even if the center doesn't snap it, if he just moves it to the side its still a live ball. Usually when this happens the refs will blow the whistle and call illegal procedure/false start on the center. IF the ref doesnt call false start the defenseive lineman can knock the ball out making it a fumble and live for anyone.
7 posted on 08/06/2005 1:25:56 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: The Other Harry

But usually what happens when the center does a false start, is the defensive lineman fire off the line and none of the offensive players move, causing the ref to blow his whistle because the defensive man is unabated to the quarterback. That is a rule to save the quarterback from getting killed. The the refs will have a conference to determine if it was a a false start on the offensive or encroachment by the defense.


8 posted on 08/06/2005 1:31:46 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: The Other Harry

A snap is when the center moves the ball to start a play.


9 posted on 08/06/2005 2:30:12 AM PDT by codyjacksmom (I've gone out to find myself... if I get back before I return, please keep me here!!!)
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To: red-dawg

Test that ping list!


10 posted on 08/06/2005 4:31:17 AM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: The Other Harry

I think the center may not lift the ball off the ground when adjusting it, but if you look closely many of them do. They kinda roll 'n lift so that they can deliver the seam of the ball the way their QB wants it. You almost never see them call for that. You do sometimes see illegal procedure on the center for a flinch or sudden head movement.


11 posted on 08/06/2005 6:43:14 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: The Other Harry

Patriots -7 versus the Lions....


12 posted on 08/06/2005 6:44:57 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Leapfrog; RosieCotton; day10; dfwddr; Asphalt; PaulaB; neb52; Shyla; .38sw; TigerSilly; ...

PING!

Sorry, just got here. :)

13 posted on 08/06/2005 8:28:52 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: red-dawg

The ping list works! Thanks. Another day, another vanity.


14 posted on 08/06/2005 8:30:44 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: .38sw

I don't know if I will be a good steward of the ping list as I am not on here everyday, and I was asleep when this one hit.


15 posted on 08/06/2005 8:59:08 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: red-dawg

Eh, well, I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't any quicker. Doesn't matter if the ping list doesn't get activated right away. These aren't time-sensitive matters.


16 posted on 08/06/2005 9:04:47 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: codyjacksmom

A snap is when a team like the '92 Cowcoys lines up against a vastly inferior team and beats them unmercifully. The win will have been a snap.


17 posted on 08/06/2005 9:34:29 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: scott says

Hm. Think the question's been answered. No point in spamming the commentes page. Thanks for the ping

What were you doing up so late?


18 posted on 08/06/2005 9:45:42 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| The best things in life aren't things)
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To: Asphalt

I just thought it might be fun, but you are right. Up late..."stress management"....nice bottle of red....


19 posted on 08/06/2005 9:50:37 AM PDT by scott says
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To: scott says

yeah...


20 posted on 08/06/2005 10:09:47 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| The best things in life aren't things)
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To: no one in particular
uhhh, wassup with the time stamps ?
they're about 2.5hrs ahead ? or have i been battling this pos OS too long today ??


21 posted on 08/06/2005 7:15:51 PM PDT by tomkat ( XP sucks !)
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To: The Other Harry

Btw, a false snap is when the defensive linemen get a free crack at the offensive linemen, and then the offensive center moves to the top of the shi'ite list in practice the following week...


22 posted on 08/06/2005 7:18:39 PM PDT by tomkat ( XP sucks !)
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To: The Other Harry
Check here for your answer.
23 posted on 08/06/2005 7:19:57 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (When it's all said and done, someone starts another conversation.)
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...or have i been battling this pos OS too long today ??

yup
lol

24 posted on 08/06/2005 7:22:17 PM PDT by tomkat ( XP sucks !)
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To: red-dawg

I hereby volunteer to be your official "TheOtherHarry Ping List Back-Up Guy". Please Freepmail me the current ping-ling list and I'll grab the photo from your last ping. I am on this site about daily and always enjoy Harry's posts.

day10


25 posted on 08/07/2005 5:20:08 AM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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