Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quick Hit: BAL-TEN Play Clock Controversy

There's already been plenty of talk about the Ravens' getting a play off with zero on the game clock during their game-winning drive. What a lot of the complaining has missed is that the play clock's being at zero doesn't automatically mean the offense is out of time to run a play; rather they get a tick of the clock while while the zero is showing. So Baltimore didn't necessarily get a gift non-call here (unless the officials really did allow 1.35 seconds to expire with the "00" on the play clock).


1 comment:

  1. i had the same thought but wasn't sure if it really case, that a playclock at zero can indicate between 0 and 1 seconds left. do you have some verification on this?