Blinded By The Lombardis
It was a brilliant performance against a team than had won each of its last three games by 28 points, and included the kind of abracadabra plays—including one back-pass that replays showed may have been a forward lateral in the second half—that made me go, “WHOA!”
What’s the actual rule for laterals? Is it where the ball is relative to the field, or relative to the player who laterals back? If it’s the former, that’s pretty stupid, and would invalidate tons of laterals through the history of the league. I can’t wait for the offseason competition committee ruling on this, wherein they tell the player in motion to not only toss the ball behind him but make sure it’s to a spot that’s not past where he currently is on the field.
Once again, the league fails 7th grade physics.