Nov 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) dunks the ball over the goal post after scoring during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The NFL just passed a new rule that says that players are not allowed to dunk the ball over the goal posts, if they do it will result in a penalty. The league is really cracking down on these celebration rules. How is dunking the football over the goal post going to hurt the game?
Malcom Floyd is one of the Chargers that used to do this after he scored a touchdown. If he makes his return to the league, he won’t be allowed to dunk the ball over the cross-bar any more. Danario Alexander was another Charger that used to make this happen.
I was really hoping that Danny Woodhead would jump up and slam that football down this season! They are ruining my hopes and dreams of seeing the little man get up and put it down.
Some of these new rules are stupid. Dunking on the goal posts must have been really bad for the future of the game. We wouldn’t want to promote basketball during end zone celebrations in a football game.