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If a receiver tips the ball to the defense, how is that the quarterback's fault? How can you detract points from the quarterback when it's the receiver's fault? Bogus interception.
Sorry, it sounds like your season has ended by a point or 2? We tend to think irrationally when we're upset, just as the case here. When you calm down & reread this thread, you'll see that what you've said on here is illogical.
When the QB throws the ball, until someone else takes possession (The QB was the last person with complete possession of the ball) of the ball, whether it's tipped or not, the results are on the QB.
Yrs ago, Jake "The Snake" Plummer had thrown a pass that was deflected in the air & he caught it, he then proceeded to run it in for a TD. Bonus for that play because it was a Plummer to Plummer TD...10pts. plus the yardage.
In your theory, Jake wouldn't have received the credit for the pass, thus losing 4 pts., doesn't sound right does it?
There's always next yr bud...Good Luck!
The definition of interception is seizing an opponents pass. By definition it could not be charged to the guy that tipped it. I don't think there's anything wrong with how the stat is recorded. If player jumps to try and catch a nearly uncatchable ball and it hits off his fingertips and deflects to a defender is it still the receivers fault? If the quarterback hits the top of the offensive lineman's helmet and it's intercepted (which has happened), is the interception charge to the lineman? If the ball bounces up off a player foot by coincidence and it's intercepted (which has happened) is it charged to the player that last touched the ball, causing the weird bounce? Basically when it's all said and done, there's nothing wrong with how interceptions are recorded.
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"The definition is seizing an opponents pass." When the ball has been touched by a potential receiver, its his pass, not the QB's pass. The receiver becomes the "opponent" based on YOUR definition.
Wrong. And you did my work for me. It's quite clear that an interception is the QB's fault, the receiver's fault or a fluke. There needs to be a differentiation. It's not all just a retarded "Its the Quaterbacks fault" in all cases.
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"Welcome to fantasy football. I take you haven't played very long?"
Umm, son, get me a latte. Now. Before I ban you.
Not saying it hasn't been a constant since day one, but I AM saying that it's time for a change. And as soon as you ask your Mom if it's okay, you should agree with me. Receivers causing turnovers should not be charged to the QB. If you disagree then you should posit some sort of rational discourse instead of useless banter.
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