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The final TD pass from Warner to Boldin with about 4:44 left in the 4th, the play was original recorded as a rushing TD due to a backward pass by Warner, but then was reversed to a passing TD for Warner. After reviewing the play online, the play is in fact a backward pass and should be counted as a rushing TD for Boldin and not a passing TD for Warner. Please see images below:
Please overrule this TD for Warner
Honestly, I was playing against Warner and it came up when the play happened, but I ended up wining regardless. This whole thing started because we argued within our league on the call, and when I showed the pics, everyone agreed with me on the lateral. I guess we'll see?
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Boldin Week 15 TD ruled a run, not a pass: The official stat provider of the NFL, the Elias Sports Bureau, ruled Wednesday that Kurt Warner's pass to Anquan Boldin was a lateral, not a forward throw. Therefore, Boldin officially ran for a touchdown in Week 15, not caught one.
Here's how it's impacting Fantasy Football leagues on CBSSports.com:
There was a similar play between Drew Brees and Lance Moore, but Elias ruled that play as a legitimate forward pass for a touchdown.
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Its official, the Boldin TD is counted as a running TD and Warner has one less TD pass for the game.
Its a good question Ill be honest Im not 100% either.... I guess we will have to wait until Thursady when the stat correction comes out. Im just glad this whole mess isnt playing in my league, wouldnt want to have to take a call on this as commish
But we're aren't talking about the line of scrimmage. Visualize this, a quarterback running the option throws a pitch behind the line of scrimmage to the running back that is parallel or a foot behind him, but the RB still in front of his back foot or shoulder. Would this be considered a pass because his shoulder or foot was behind the running back. I doubt it, but I don't know.
Ya I looked at those picks too... good detective work by the way... I dont think it is the back foot necesarily but the part of your body that is furthest back... if you entire body is across the line then it would be an illegal forward pass... in most cases I guess it happens to be the back foot
No, not at all. You actually presented a good argument and I appreciate it. No one else on here has done that and I've gotten quite heated over their comments. But, I do have a question for you. The link you showed was in regards to the line of scrimmage and the play in question was behind the line of scrimmage. The only good analogy i have to this is the Music City Miracle, which i have posted pics of that as well somewhere on here, where Wychec's body is clearly behind the 20 yard line, but where the ball is, it is clearly a lateral, and the play was ruled a lateral/backward pass. If you apply this same ruling to the play in question, then it is clearly a backward pass. Do you think the same "backward foot" rule applies??
Its really close I looked at the pictures you posted and Warners back foot appears to be right on the spot where Boldin catches the ball again too close to call for me... I guess we will see on Thursday when the stat corrections come out... no hard feelings !
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