"Palpably Unfair Act. A player or substitute shall not interfere with play by any act which is palpably unfair. Penalty: For a palpably unfair act: Offender may be disqualified. The Referee, after consulting his crew, enforces any such distance penalty as they consider equitable and irrespective of any other specified code penalty. The Referee may award a score."
There is no way Flacco gets away with that. It would be a touchdown, 49ers, and a SB victory if Ginn had "daylight" and Flacco or one of his goons decided to jump onto the field.
This is a really stupid debate, anyway, even Flacco isn't really that dumb. I could see maybe Cutler trying it, though, heh.
What an idiot did anyone hear this yet? Guy's telling his team to tackle the kick returner from the sidelines if he breaks one for a TD and everyone on the team is just ignoring him or shaking their head.
It seems blindingly obvious to me that he wasn't even the slightest bit serious. Maybe it's just me.
It's not just you. LoL. Unbelievable that some people actually think he was serious.
Kind of like saying, "if King Kong were to parachute down onto the field, dude, I'd run out there with a giant banana."
It was totally a tongue-in-cheek joke. 49er fans (and closet 49er fans) are still just pissed the Ravens kicked their ass.
It's kind of like when Buddy Ryan used to have that jumbo formation on defense. If the opposing offense was on the goal line and there was not a lot of time left he'd put 14 guys in on defense on purpose. That way time would come off the clock and when they get called for penalties they wouldn't lose any yardage anyway.
I'm not sure he'd actually have done it. But if you're on the verge of winning the Super Bowl, you'd do or say anything to finish the job though...
I think the rule will be changed as from my understanding the only consequence from him doing that would the player would be ejected. There isn't anything in the rules book that would have rewarded him a touchdown. One of these obscure things that the Nfl didn't cover. So if I read it correctly that was pretty smart by Joe Flacco to realize he could get away with something under current NFL rules.