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Old 04.08.2014, 05:01 PM
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Hi guys, still fairly new to the sport and I've just finished listening to my first Around The League podcast. They talked about 'first ballot hall of famers', what does this mean?
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Hi guys, still fairly new to the sport and I've just finished listening to my first Around The League podcast. They talked about 'first ballot hall of famers', what does this mean?
They are referring to people voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Whilst everyone in the Hall of Fame has been an outstanding player/coach or contributor to American Football (in almost all cases, the NFL), those voted in at the first time of asking may be thought of as amongst the very best of those.

The list of first ballot hall of famers can be seen here:
http://origin-www.profootballhof.com...igibility.aspx

Just how people are selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is detailed here:
http://origin-www.profootballhof.com...rocessFAQ.aspx
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They are referring to people voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Whilst everyone in the Hall of Fame has been an outstanding player/coach or contributor to American Football (in almost all cases, the NFL), those voted in at the first time of asking may be thought of as amongst the very best of those.

The list of first ballot hall of famers can be seen here:
http://origin-www.profootballhof.com...igibility.aspx

Just how people are selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is detailed here:
http://origin-www.profootballhof.com...rocessFAQ.aspx
That's great, thanks for the reply!
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Just watched some of the network and they were talking about the browns
Depth chart. What is the deal with the depth chart and is it important?

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The depth chart is a list of the players for each position ranked in their order of how highly they are rated. A little like looking at who is on the subs bench or in the reserve team.

So for example in New England Tom Brady is no1 QB, and then Jimmy Garoppolo is second on the depth chart and Jacoby Brissett is third. Or when Joe Montana says that he was number 3 on the Notre Dame depth chart it meant that there were two QBs ahead of him, and he was only going to get picked to play when they were injured (or perhaps suffered a big drop in form).

In any sport a team's strength in depth is important, and they need to have a good decent second team. However, this is particularly the case in the NFL when there is good chance many of the players will suffer from injuries at some point in the season and miss games or downs. Teams have to have a 'next man up mentality' which means that whenever somebody gets hurt and is unavailable then the player behind them on the depth chart is expected to take to the field and immediately fit in and do just as well.
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Stupid question but how come lately loads of tackled players seem to get back up and carry on running? What is the rule about this ?
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Stupid question but how come lately loads of tackled players seem to get back up and carry on running? What is the rule about this ?
I assume you mean the Bilal Powell TD run for the Jets against Jacksonville and Bernard Pierce's kick return TD for Baltimore last week? In both those cases, the player was never actually touched by an opposing player, they either tripped over a teammate or just lost their balance.

If a Defensive player had made any contact with them, they would have been ruled down at the spot. As they didn't, the play was still live and the player was allowed to continue.,,
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In the NFL, the phrase you will hear is "down by contact". The key is 'by contact' - i.e. if another player doesn't take you down or touch you once you are down then you are free to get back up. And you are not down unless you are down on the floor - so if you roll across or fall on another player, that's not down.

This is different in college football - in college football if you fall down then you are down, and no opposing player needs to touch you.
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Long ago in the NFL, a player had to be pinned down to be down. But they changed rules to just touching someone down is enough for a player to be down by contact. If a receiver dives for a ball, and is not touched, they can roll, get up and keep running until tackled down. I have seen players untouched roll into end zone for a touchdown because they were not down by contact. This is different in College football where a player is down by contact as soon as their knee, arm, elbow, etc touches the ground.
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