Jump to content


Member Since 01 Dec 2008
Last Active Jan 03 2015 08:32 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: UK based Panthers fan

08 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Illegal formation comes down to either too many or too few players lining up at the line of scrimmage, you have to have seven on the line and five off.

On and off the line of scrimmage is the thing I haven't completely understood.. I'm guessing that there is some kind of a distance from the line of scrimmage so that the player is considered "on" the line of scrimmage.

In Topic: UK based Panthers fan

08 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Yet another European Panthers fan here. I'm from Finland and I've been a fan since the Panthers played in the Super Bowl (which was the first American football game I've watched). I've even been to four Panthers games (2010 against SF, 2011 Bears and 2012 Saints and Giants at home) and watched almost all the Panthers games for the last five or so years (NFL Game Pass is very good btw.)

In ten years I've learned to understand the game quite well but I still not completely sure what causes the illegal formation penalties.. =)

In Topic: Jerome Boger and the officials

23 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

I thought the referees called the game pretty ok.

- Hardy led with his helmet -- that is a foul in today's NFL. Palmer was out of pocket so he was bound to be hit hard when he held the ball so long.
- Cam got lucky he didn't get ejected for kicking. I thought it was a correct call when he "touched" the referee -- Cam was obviously frustrated because offense was not good today.
- Kuechly hit a defenseless receiver today and it looked like a illegal hit because the receiver's head snapped back. The same thing happened when Olsen was hit for a personal foul. Some other officials might not have called these hits but at least today's officials called them for both teams.

I don't remember any other questionable spots or other calls or long conferences where the officials didn't seem to know what they were doing.