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Targeting calls

Post by Aggiefever » November 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm

I know the theory behind targeting is to make the game a little safer, but I am frustrated with how inconsistent the refs are, and how common sense isn't allowed in the decision making. Tatum was ejected because the guy he was tackling fell to his knees which caused Tatum to make contact to the head. If the runner doesn't drop 2 feet, Tatum's shoulder hits him right in the chest. Earlier in the game, the targeting against Peasley was reversed. What was the difference between the two?



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by taniataylor » November 26th, 2020, 10:51 pm

Aggiefever wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm
I know the theory behind targeting is to make the game a little safer, but I am frustrated with how inconsistent the refs are, and how common sense isn't allowed in the decision making. Tatum was ejected because the guy he was tackling fell to his knees which caused Tatum to make contact to the head. If the runner doesn't drop 2 feet, Tatum's shoulder hits him right in the chest. Earlier in the game, the targeting against Peasley was reversed. What was the difference between the two?
He was only disqualified so he’ll be back next week, no additional penalties.... we’ll need him, so glad he’ll be able to play


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Re: Targeting calls

Post by NVAggie » November 27th, 2020, 10:12 am

I hate targeting. It is such a crap shoot each time it is called. I’m all for player safety, but that call on Tatum would be applauded 20 years ago.



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by Aggieforlife » November 27th, 2020, 10:27 am

Is there any video of tatums call? I missed the that play.



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by Aggiefever » November 28th, 2020, 6:03 pm

I don't have a video of it, but it happened with about 8:20 left in the 4th quarter. The reversed targeting call against Peasley was around 9:20 left in the first quarter. I think that both should have been called based on the current rules, but I think the rule needs to be adjusted.



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by 3rdGenAggie » November 28th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Just teach offensive players to drop lower when someone is about to hit them and you could draw 2-3 targeting calls a game.


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Re: Targeting calls

Post by ususports » November 28th, 2020, 10:28 pm

taniataylor wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Aggiefever wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm
I know the theory behind targeting is to make the game a little safer, but I am frustrated with how inconsistent the refs are, and how common sense isn't allowed in the decision making. Tatum was ejected because the guy he was tackling fell to his knees which caused Tatum to make contact to the head. If the runner doesn't drop 2 feet, Tatum's shoulder hits him right in the chest. Earlier in the game, the targeting against Peasley was reversed. What was the difference between the two?
He was only disqualified so he’ll be back next week, no additional penalties.... we’ll need him, so glad he’ll be able to play
I am pretty sure he will need to sit out the first half of the AF game. When a targeting call is made in the second half of a game, that is the rule.



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by taniataylor » November 28th, 2020, 10:46 pm

ususports wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 10:28 pm
taniataylor wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Aggiefever wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 10:33 pm
I know the theory behind targeting is to make the game a little safer, but I am frustrated with how inconsistent the refs are, and how common sense isn't allowed in the decision making. Tatum was ejected because the guy he was tackling fell to his knees which caused Tatum to make contact to the head. If the runner doesn't drop 2 feet, Tatum's shoulder hits him right in the chest. Earlier in the game, the targeting against Peasley was reversed. What was the difference between the two?
He was only disqualified so he’ll be back next week, no additional penalties.... we’ll need him, so glad he’ll be able to play
I am pretty sure he will need to sit out the first half of the AF game. When a targeting call is made in the second half of a game, that is the rule.
I think that rule changed. He didnt leave the field either.


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Re: Targeting calls

Post by Slim80 » November 28th, 2020, 11:08 pm

Interesting, Do you know when that rule changed and what the new rule is? (I’m too lazy to look it up right now)



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by taniataylor » November 28th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Slim80 wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Interesting, Do you know when that rule changed and what the new rule is? (I’m too lazy to look it up right now)
I believe it was changed this season. There was another targeting call in another game this year and that player didnt leave the field either

http://www.egcitizen.com/sports/college ... 99b98.html


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Re: Targeting calls

Post by Mr. Sneelock » November 29th, 2020, 12:32 am

I don't mind the targeting penalty, but I hate that the player is disqualified. It should just be a15 yard personal foul.


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Re: Targeting calls

Post by swordsman1989 » November 29th, 2020, 7:19 am

I hate the enforcement of the rule as well. IMHO there needs to be clear intent to hit the head area. Tatum was clearly not targeting the head, the NM QB dropped at the last second. Nobody could have avoided that hit. Either go to flag football, or make the rule acknowledge the reality of the game.



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Re: Targeting calls

Post by brownjeans » November 29th, 2020, 10:12 am

On the QB touchdown run (that was called down short of the line after replay), the NM QB clearly intentionally used the crown of his head as a ram and struck Bond in the jaw.
They rarely call this kind of hit targeting. It should be.

As far as Tatum, if he does a wrap-tackle instead of a hit tackle, he likely doesn't get called for targeting, and is playing more fundamentally-sound football.
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