Cleats by Bill Hinds for January 07, 2005
Abby: New rule: after the quarterback slaps the ball to start the play, whoever is rushing has to delay for a count of 3. Jack: What? Mondo: Why? Abby: To simulate the blocking. The defensive linemen don't have a clear shot at the QB in real football do they? It takes a while to get around those 300-lb offensive linemen. Mondo: She has a point. Edith: Oh-oh-oh-I have an idea for a new rule! Jack: Way to go, Abby. You just exploded a can of worms. Mondo: Do we have a "delay of game" rule?