Game officials did not suddenly notice that Dallas Cowboys long Snapper LP Ladouceurs habit of adjusting the ball before he grabbed him, and demanded a controversial penalty.
The Washington Redskins threw out the officials.
It's a pretty intriguing sight a little story that shows how detailed NFL trainers are. According to longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder specialist coach Ben Kotwica in Washington noted during the team's preparation for Sunday's game that Ladouceur moved the ball, which could be punishable. Werder said Kotwica told Jay Gruden who "alerted the game officials and told them to pay attention".
Then, when the Cowboys were up for a thrilling field goal at the last minute, this little detail became a very large detail deal.
Redskins jumped from the side as the snapper moved the ball
Ladouceur set the ball to prepare for the snap, and Washington players jumped on the offensive. This clearly seemed to be an attempt to force officials to make a phone call. They also waited for a big moment; Ladouceur had done something similar to other snapshots in the game, but the Redskins had not moved to throw a penalty flag.
The officials demanded Ladouceur for a quick injury, a penalty of 5 meters. A 47-yard attempt was suddenly a 52-yard attempt, and Cowboy's kicker Brett Maher hit the post. Ladouceur said after the match that he could not believe that the sentence had been called and that in his 14-year career he had done "exactly the same thing". He said he had never been called to punishment.
Just adjust it so I can put my hands on the bottom so I can snap it in the right direction, "he said in the Dallas Morning News. "Exactly what I have been doing for 14 years."
And this time, an incredibly rare punishment was demanded. Maybe Maher would have missed anyway, but the punishment could not have helped. It looked like a brilliant punch from the Redskins coaches.
A Great Departure from Obscure Punishment
Histories of NFL coaches working 80 or 100 hours a week are commonplace. But they work until they try to find the only small thing that could change a game.
This particular situation seems to be very rare. Trainers may find a tendency for an opponent to be less responsive when forced to move to the right or to the left, but how often do they find a habit that could be punishable in any of the film studies?
Kotwica had a look around Ladouceur corrects the ball in the movie and considers how hard you have to watch the movie to find it. He needed to know that it was a possible punishment. Then Washington has probably taught its players what to look for and how to respond when they see it and in what situation it should be done. The difference in winning or losing a part game is enormous. Credit to the Redskins' coaches for helping their team make a big profit on Sunday.
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