Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bush Numbering

Not that Bush. If you ever wondered how numbering in the NFL worked...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

NUMBERS MEAN SOMETHING....
For those football ignorants out there, in the NFL...

An interior lineman who lines up on the end of the line is an "eligible" receiver, but with an "ineligible" number, so he must report as "eligible" to the ref before the play or it is a penalty.

On all those plays where linemen, like NEs Vrabel, catch TD passes, they had to have previously reported to the ref that they were going to line up as an eligible receiver, WHICH IS ANNOUNCED OVER THE PA....thus the defense should never be unaware that they might be thrown to....

Tom said...

Gosh, you seem awfully excited about this issue. And thanks for the primer for those who needed it.

Unfortunately, the eligibility issue doesn't apply to the Reggie Bush situation. As far as I know, the number 5 is an eligible number--meaning if for some reason your punter lined up at wide receiver, he wouldn't have to report as eligible.

Anonymous said...

Not excited, just pointing out that there is much, much, much more to "numbering" in the NFL than just one guy who wants to keep his old college number...

Sad or not, that there even IS a numbering system is pause for thought...

dcat said...

Numbners are for Nazi Fascist Stalinists.

dcat