Intentional Grounding Presentation. 2010 ACC, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, MAC & Missouri Valley Football Conferences Combined Clinic 31 July 2010. ING – What We Are Looking For?. Two pieces of information required to officiate ING when forward pass thrown.
Intentional Grounding Presentation
2010 ACC, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, MAC & Missouri Valley Football Conferences
31 July 2010
Two pieces of information required to officiate ING when forward pass thrown
ING judgment can be made only with both pieces of information
2) Where was passer when ball thrown?
Eligible player has reasonable opportunity – pass behind or beyond
No eligible player has reasonable opportunity – pass beyond line
No eligible player has reasonable opportunity – pass behind line
Passer never left tackle box
Passer out of tackle box
Prior to the snap, R must lock in tackle box.
Covering official(s) come to R with information, R makes ING call.
After snap, R judges if/when passer leaves tackle box.
R needs to have a pre-snap routine that includes determining the edges of the tackle box. What methods can be used? Mental note? Rubber band? Position of U? Other?
Covering officials judge on reasonable opportunity to catch and pass behind or beyond line - R stays with passer.
Reminder: No IDP if passer is legally throwing the ball away out-of-bounds.
LOS extends out-of-bounds for purposes of judging ING
These passes land beyond the LOS
These passes land behind the LOS. If in doubt, pass is beyond the LOS, don’t be technical.
What happens if pass would have easily made it here…
…but was batted down by a coach or substitute here?