Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
Me too. Which is why I posted the example with Ridley and Pollard. Would you say Ridley is in the open field? He's past the line of scrimmage, at the second level, getting hit by the safety, the position so-named because he is the last line of defense. So, is this in the open field? Is Ridley intentionally delivering a blow with the crown of his helmet?

Very ambiguous, I'd say.
they defined it, but yes it will not be without controversy: an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line

Not sure where people keep coming up with 'open field'