Chargers Header
Forum Home News Media Vault Schedule Team Charger Girls Tickets Fan Zone Community En Espaņol Fantasy Football Pro Shop

Go Back   The Official San Diego Chargers Forum > Chargers Talk > Around the NFL
Register FAQ Members List Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2013, 11:32 AM
chargertom's Avatar
chargertom chargertom is online now
Bandwagon Homer Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Richfield
Posts: 59,857
Default Point of Emphasis - The Jim Harbaugh Rule

Each year, the NFL considers various rule changes, but also looks at "points of emphasis". A point of emphasis is taking an existing rule and enforcing it much more strictly. This year, sideline discipline is one such point of emphasis. NFL executive VP of football operations Ray Anderson discussed the changes:
"We need to be much more disciplined about where our coaches go in terms of the box and venturing out on the field beyond traditional markers is something that is just not appropriate. It can interfere and it can be viewed as intimidating, and we really are going to rein that in."

"There are borders, but, very frankly, they're loosely enforced. But they will be more aggressively enforced going forward because we need to rein it in."
People are already calling this the Jim Harbaugh Rule. Coach Harbaugh is no stranger to aggressively wandering the sideline. There is no doubt Coach Harbaugh gets particularly fired up during games and finds himself making his way onto the field to get his point across to officials.

In interviews, he has said he won't change his personality to suit some pre-conceived notion about how he is supposed to act. This is perfectly fine, but he will have to watch himself when it comes to going on the field. According to Anderson, coaches will get an "appropriate warning", and if they continue to venture past the boundaries, the team will be flagged. Repeat offenders could also get fined.

Coach Harbaugh addressed the topic on Friday. While he respects the rules, he also pointed to instances down near the end zone, where extra space is needed. The most notable instance is when the team is down near the goal line:
"Well, sometimes you have to go down to call a time out," he said. "The officials tell you to go down there. If they're down on the 10 (yard line) or the 5, you've got to go down there to get their attention because they're not looking over at the coaching box."
Coach Harbaugh said he had not yet seen the language of the point of emphasis. We'll see how this plays out as we head into the 2013 season.
__________________
San Diego Super Chargers!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-24-2013, 12:46 PM
23skidoo's Avatar
23skidoo 23skidoo is offline
Potatohead's nightmare
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Escondido
Posts: 12,896
Default

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-24-2013, 01:01 PM
LongTimeOCBolts's Avatar
LongTimeOCBolts LongTimeOCBolts is online now
Crash Test Man
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lots of different places
Posts: 7,673
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 23skidoo View Post
Looks like he was simply trying to call a time out.
__________________
President of the Official CMB Ladarius Green Fan Club.

(aka Factless, Clueless, Agenda Driven, Myopic, Ball Watching
Chargersfan).


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-24-2013, 01:14 PM
cthommes's Avatar
cthommes cthommes is online now
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ventura
Posts: 4,645
Default

I want cake NOW!
__________________
-New guy, no sig.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-24-2013, 01:16 PM
SillyBoltsFan's Avatar
SillyBoltsFan SillyBoltsFan is offline
Moderator of Insanity
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: EdgeOfSeat
Posts: 22,032
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LongTimeOCBolts View Post
Looks like he was simply trying to call a time out.
I thought he was coughing up a hairball...

<runs>
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM
AFboltfan's Avatar
AFboltfan AFboltfan is offline
I am Cap'n Obvious
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chula Vista
Posts: 3,182
Default

That .gif never gets old

Coach's should be able to be anywhere on the sideline they want IMO, as long as they don't go out on the field and cause distraction. If you step on the field it should cost you a time out. Except in the case of an injury or other acceptable reason for being on the field.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-24-2013, 02:23 PM
thumper300zx's Avatar
thumper300zx thumper300zx is online now
Boo first. Think later.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lehi
Posts: 24,269
Default

Easy -- personal foul if you come on the field or scream at the refs.
__________________
"Sorry." -Philip Rivers (to ref)

"I like to turn the offense into a defense. I want them to worry about what we're gonna do. I want them to try to defend us." -Junior Seau

"Where as I was not incorrect, they did not mean what I thought they had meant." -Charlie Sanders

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-24-2013, 02:47 PM
cthommes's Avatar
cthommes cthommes is online now
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ventura
Posts: 4,645
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thumper300zx View Post
Easy -- personal foul if you come on the field or scream at the refs.
Even if you're just asking them for cake?
__________________
-New guy, no sig.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-24-2013, 04:17 PM
chargertom's Avatar
chargertom chargertom is online now
Bandwagon Homer Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Richfield
Posts: 59,857
Default

Demons be gone!

Hallelujah!!
__________________
San Diego Super Chargers!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-25-2013, 11:23 AM
perryao perryao is offline
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Spring Valley
Posts: 12,799
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LongTimeOCBolts View Post
Looks like he was simply trying to call a time out.
I thought he was trying to throw something like the guy in the Volkswagon commercial.
__________________
"There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued." Thomas Huxley

"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it." Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:28 PM.


© 2012 San Diego Chargers. All Rights Reserved.