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NFL reminds Fins, everyone else of sideline rules

The NFL has contacted all 32 NFL head coach -- yes, even the interim guys -- to remind them of the rules in place to keep the respective benches free of cheating creative ideas similar to the one employed by the New York Jets last week against the Dolphins.

Coach Tony Sparano received the heads up from the NFL Football Operations Department in the last 24 hours.

The memo from the NFL reminds all coaches of the following:

  • Each organization is responsible for appointing a “get-back” coach.  This individual must be aware of all sideline restrictions and will be responsible for insuring that your team and staff are in compliance. 
  • Violations could subject your team and/or individuals to both in-game penalties and other disciplinary action.  Flagrant violations after two warnings could result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.  Discipline, including fines and suspensions, may be imposed by the League Office when appropriate.  
  • Pages A75-A76 of the Policy Manual for Member Clubs, Vol. II, Game Operations specifically state:

Team personnel in the bench area must observe the zone restrictions in the three areas — (1) the first border or white stripe; (2) the second border; and (3) the player area. Violations of the zone restrictions are subject to fine at the discretion of the Commissioner and game officials have been directed to call unsportsmanlike conduct penalties when warnings to clear the first border areas are not heeded. Safety and officiating access are the prime consideration… 

First Border — The only persons allowed in this solid white six-foot (minimum) area on a continuous basis during the game are the Game Officials and the chain crew; no coaches or players. 

Second Border — … [extends to solid yellow line within the bench area that is six feet from the solid white border.] Within the bench area, the only persons allowed within this second border on a continuous basis during the game are the head coach, assistant coaches involved in calling signals, assistant coaches in charge of substitutions, and small groups of situation substitution players ready to be sent into the game immediately. No other players are allowed in the second border. Each coaching staff should designate a “get-back” coach to ensure that the rules governing the borders are observed by all players and coaches during the game. 

Players & Bench Personnel — Except for those persons allowed in the first and second borders, all other persons with bench credentials and all players not in the game at the time shall remain in the bench area behind the second border. 

  • Additionally, on page A77, the policy states: 

While play is in progress, there will be no coaches or players within the white border, thus avoiding possible interference with officiating of the game. In the six-foot area between the back of the white border and the solid yellow line, only the following persons will be permitted: the Head Coach, Assistant Coaches involved in calling defensive or offensive signals, Assistant Coaches in charge of substitutions, and only those small groups of players ready to be sent into the game immediately (offensive or defensive packages). 

The game officials will issue warnings during the game regarding first and second border violations and work with the team’s “get-back” coach to prevent problems, and will call unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in cases of flagrant violations after two warnings…The League office may impose discipline on clubs for a first violation of the border rules, followed by increasing fines for subsequent violations. 

  • Rule 13, Section 1, Article 5 of the Official NFL Playing Rules provides as follows: 

“Coaches and other non-participating team personnel (including uniformed players not in the game at the time)     are prohibited from moving laterally along  the sidelines any further than the points that are 18 yards from the middle of the bench area (i.e., 32-yard lines to left and right of bench areas when benches are placed on opposite sides of the field). Lateral movement within the bench area must be behind the slid six foot white border.” 

To assist with the enforcement of this rule, effective immediately, all game officials are being instructed not to engage in any prolonged discussion with any coach outside of the permitted zone while play is in progress.

This rule is intended for safety and to avoid possible interference with officiating of the game. That means you will not see coaches arguing with officials for very long, either.

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And koa.

KOAMISI,


IT'S EASY TO QB MONDAY,I CAN ALSO LIST ANOTHER 10 QUESTIONS AFTER THE FACT ...GOOD LUCK .

Why not have a 100% publicly traded football team, and have the shareholders vote on roster moves, HC changes ect. That would really make the fans responsible for their own team, they can't complain and of course would get all the glory if they won.

Aloco, let's see if the Heat wakes up in the second half, we were lucky to go in with a tie.

i didn't know i clicked the encyclopaedia bookmark, that's 2 minutes i wont get back

Deytreder, you could never get everybody to agree on anything....too many people vying for control.

Redsky, it would be simple, each shareholder would have to buy in the same quantity. Then they vote and tally the results. On a tie, you have a new vote against just the previous leaders.

The real issue to overcome, nefarious shareholders that would intentionally vote for what they thought was the worst option. But I like the idea in general.

I was just thinking, Mike Tomlin interviewed with for the HC position back when they hired Cameron. Now, Mike took over a good team, but he has kept them good and won another SB. Its a shame Wayne was so out of touch, or perhaps a tad racist, and took Cam over Tomlin, he has earned his stripes in my book.

DEYDRETER.......... DO YOU LIKE WATCHING CINDRELLA MOVIE ? IT'S ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE .

Didn't make my top 10 Aloco, but I'm glad you like it. She's hot.

WHAT HOT? IT'S A CARTOON MOVIE ,I LIKE CHRISTOPHER THE CAT A LOT .WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES

She's hot...that was a joke my friend...

Ok, here is a quick off the top of the head list of great classic movies, most worth watching a few times....

The General
Notorious
Casablanca
North by Northwest
Rear Window
Annie Hall
The Conversation
The Sting
Chinatown
Man On Fire
Unforgiven (had to stick a Clint Eastwood western in there!)

anyone think at this point better to lose out and play for a higher pick? or will they trade down anyway?

Ohno no thinks that infact why would you say that you must not be a true fan

Ohno how has that worked out for the lions

MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF YOUR LISTIN ORDER ;

CASABLANCA
REAR WINDOW
UNFORGIVEN
THE STING
THE LONG GOOBY
SYCHO
CITIZEN KANE
FIGHT CLUB
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
SEVEN SAMURI
GOD FATHER
BIRDS

hey the lions might be better than us next year! don't choke on that!

Nice list Aloco...but....I think you just copied some from me, not likely we'd have so many of the same movies...hey, I forgot Fargo and Double Indemnity (check that out!)

Ohno how many years did the lions pick have a pick in the top 10 and still suck?go root for another team!u never should root foot your team to lose never! You r not a fan! Choke on that bi**h

Chinatown..A classic. Young Jack Nicholson. LA water rights, corruption. Great choice. You can't make The Godfather part 2(greatest movie ever) without The Godfather. Nice movie choices. Don't discard Airplane. Comedic genius

mike...sounds like you got an olive caught in your anus...i just suggested something, no need for you to be a low class roach of an ahole. get a girlfriend or stroke it more or ask the mailman for a favor....twerp

I don't eat olive's and I I'm married so no girlfriend o yes and your not funny dumb a**

DEYDRETER ,

IF IDIDN' READ YOUR LIST I WOULDN'T REMEMDER UNFORGIVEN .FOR SURE ILOVE FARGO ,ONE GREAT MOVIE ,CHINA TOWN I DON'T LIKE IT THAT MUCH .(( THE POSTMAN RINGS TWICE )) W/NICKLSON I LIKE IT BETTER .

Darryl, glad to see a movie buff amongst the bunch here...Godfather II was probably the only sequel ever better than the first.

Knicks = Not Yet Ready For Prime Time


Wish they had shown Spike Lee in pain more.

Speaking of Nicholson, Stanley Kubricks 'The Shining' was great...and if you like Fargo, check out their (Cohen Brothers) first film Blood Simple, and then also one of their others, Barton Fink....really good.

well mike, sounds like the sex life has gone down hill, why are you so uptight to offend people just because of a different opinion?

When did you become dr ohno?

HOW CAN I FORGET ...(( TO CATCH A THIEF )) W/GARY GRANT AND GRACE KELLY , THE BEST LOOKING MAN AND WOMEN IN A MOVIE EVER NOT LIKE TODAY'S TRASH

Deytreder- Thanks.. did you ever see The Two Jakes? The sequel to Chinatown. I didn't either.(Lol)

JESSIC LANG IN THE (( THE POSTMAN RINGS TWICE )) WAS SO HOT W/NICKLSON .

THE WORST MOVIE EVER ?ANY MOVIE MADE LAST 10 YEARS

Aloco - yeah, To Catch A Thief, good flick,but speaking of Grace Kelly, that kiss near the beginning of Rear Window was the best in Hollywood EVER!

Darryl - I saw the Two Jakes, decent flick, not on the level of Chinatown though.

ALoco:

Apropos your last 10 yrs remark:

Agree or disagree:
Inception was vastly overrated. Cool CGI & all, but o/wise the Eiger Sanction w/ phony baloney "alternate reality" happy horseh!!t.

I meant to see The Two Jakes, missed it. Grace Kelly is hot in everything period, the quintessential classic beauty!

Two Jakes too confusing, too overwrought, too silly ultimately..

Nowhere near Chinatown, which is a classic. Right, Kitty-Kat?

INCEPTION IS A CRAPY MOVIE, MOVIE SHOULD MAKE YOU FORGET WHERE YOU R.TODAY I CAN WATCH A MOVIE MADE IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND EAT DINNER AND POP CORN AND GO TO THE BATHROOM AND NEVER MISS ANY OF THE CRAPY MOVIE I AM WATCHING

Aloco, Jessica Lange yes, super, that was a remake did you know? There were two versions of that film.

GRACE KELLY, WHEN WOMEN WERE WOMEN WEARING PERFUME AND NOT JEANS .

DEYTREDER, YES I KNOW,DID YOU LIKE BODY HEAT? TURNER,THE ONLY GOOD MOVIE SHE MADE IN HER LIFE.

I'll take that as an "agree."

I'm not a big texter, but I actually started texting a movie aficionado amigo of mine during Inception with "Eiger Sanction" "booorrriiinnnggg" and even the Kniock fan chant "over-rated!"


Knicks got spanked tonite!

GRACE KELLY - Highest of the high class women, bar none!

Body Heat was good, she really did work him over. Aloco, if you like Body Heat, check out Double Indemnity! A better scam job by an evil b_tch.

Dolfans, don't forget to vote for C. Wake and D. Carpenter in the 2011 Pro Bowl Ballot on nfl.com. They earned our respect.

THAT WAS A GOOD MOVIE I SAW IT, I THINK IT WAS ABOUT THE INSURANCE FRUAD,IT'S VERY OLD .

thnx 4 the reminder LA! going there right now.........

SWEET DREAMS TO ALL

That was it, insurance fraud, thought it was great. Not that I am an XMAS person in any way, but the very best xmas flick ever, "Its a Wonderful Life". Unbeatable.

Not much football talk here. Fins pretty much done this year. Guess its going to be a long offseason. Only question marks are if they will keep Sparano and/or Henne. Figure Henning to retire or move on.

yup x80

buncha meaningful games this weekend but we ain't one.


i'm prepared to see both of them gone..........tuna crapped out here fer sher, time to start anew, alas & alack.

night all!

Do anyone have a mistress?

Everytime I looked up tonight there was this Northern Hillbilly holding up a bottle and yelling Jagermeister. He insisted I do shots with him until the bottle was empty. I I don't think he ever did believe me when I told him it was pronounced Yagermeister.

It didn't really matter because by the time we took our last shots, proper pronunciation was the least of our problems.

I go out jammin and I miss out on movie review night, THANKS!

My all time favorite movie quote:

Paul Edgecomb: On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?

John Coffey: You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin' and worryin', I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. I'm tired, boss. Tired of bein' on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we's coming from or going to, or why. Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?

I understand that quote and I identify with it. It gives me chills when I think about it. Powerful stuff!!!!

ValHalla!!!!

I see mc nabb as staring qb next sessuon

I have the best boyfriend in the world!

Fatmando,

Don't let your suckiness as a radio show host bleed into your "sometimes decent" blogs...

This last one is a waste of time...

get mcnabb!!

Say no to McNabb.
The Dolphins need to continue with the youth movement and that includes the QB position.
Continue the hunt for a long term franchise QB.
McNabb would be a stop gap at best and probably not a very good one.
Say no to that dog and pony show.

Newton wont be available when the Phins come up BUT Luck may very well be. If he is available (has he declared yet) that is the guy the Phins need to rebuild a franchize around. He has size, intelligence and is a drop back QB. Shades of DM.

Aloco,

Am I a redneck if I was chasing shots of Jagermeister with BUDWEISESR?

My girlfriend didn't like having to drive me home last night. Not because I'm a babbling idiot when I'm drunk.

She don't like the guns hanging in the back window of muh pickup truck.

She got over it real quick though. I turned on the charm when I got her home. I told her that unlike most women I know, she's real purty when I'm drunk AND when I'm sober.

Odin.. How's your stomach this morning? I had a sweet argument last night at the bar. It went lke this... Who would win in a fight between Waylon Jennings, and Don Williams? Of course the obvious choice is Waylon. But I picked the Gentle Giant. After copius amounts of Early Times, I almost got my face punched in..again. Williams is huge, and would be unfairly sober. I think he would take the scrappy, smaller, chemically charged Jennings. Any thought?

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