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Old 02-03-2020, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Moriarty View Post
I thought it was illegal for a lineman to go past the line of scrimmage before the pass is thrown (which you describe in the second sentence quoted above) - that is “illegal man downfield”.

I wasn’t aware of the 5 yard allowance in the first sentence; where does that come from?
Sorry, that was a bad edit, I had it right and in proofreading I erroneously changed it to a 5 yard allowance. You can’t be past the line at all. The penalty is 5 yards.