Rule question

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by fitantitans, Nov 13, 2022.

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  1. fitantitans

    fitantitans This space For Rent

    Listening to the Denver Titans game on the radio and not being able to see the game, I have a rules question. At the end of the game, Wilson was sacked and coughed up the ball which was quickly covered by the Titans. The announcer on the radio said it was recovered by the Titans only to come back and say that the Broncos had the ball. If a Titan player recovers the fumble and has procession while on the ground, is that not Down by Contact?
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  2. Afc46

    Afc46 Oilers/Titans HoFer


    Yeah head scratcher with that call. I still don't understand how we were not given the ball on that play.

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  3. TexasTitanFan

    TexasTitanFan Starter

    Technically yes. The player is down and that team should get possession. But it is almost never ruled that way. You need clear possession away from other players fighting for the ball to be awarded. In a situation where there are multiple players in the vicinity, It tends to be whoever comes out of the pile with the ball is awarded possession.
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  4. Rwill

    Rwill Pro Bowler

    It looked like he recovered from one angle, but on the other angle you could see the ball outside of his possession and the Denver player brought it in.
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  5. Mitch86

    Mitch86 Pro Bowler

    He didn't recover it. He flopped on the ball and it squirted out of his arms. It was clear as day that it wasn't recovered by the Titans, although it should have been. Even Wilson thought it was as he walked to the sideline.
  6. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

    wilson somehow got the ball back in the pile... guess there is a reason they play D... they did show reverse angle and the big man did not secure the ball
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