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Why do Centers get aways with moving so much beofre a snap and still not get a false start?

why do centers keep turning their heads left and right, down and under, when they're obviously ready to start the play and the quarterback is already calling the audibles? shouldn't that be a false start? some centers obviously do too much movement asides form the head bob, and raising of their body? do you ever watch the Oakland Raiders center?

Asked By: Juan - 11/29/2009
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The center is also calling plays for the OL. Its his job to point out where the blitz may be coming from.
Answered By: emiller1998 - 11/29/2009
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The center is the leader of the line and is allowed to call audibles. How would you expect him to snap the ball without making a move?
Answered By: M. Diego - 11/29/2009
 
They are the leaders of the OL, plus they snap the ball.. obviously they're going to have some more movement. Unless they lurch into action, then it's not a false start. Hence "False START" not "False MOVEMENT"
Answered By: Clapton - 11/29/2009
 
The way it used to be was that the player had to be in a set(motionless) position for 1 second. Now that the NFL has granted that QB's only need to raise their leg to signal the center to snap when he is ready you see it all the time. It is ridiculous. When I played Center in High School any head movement would result... More
Answered By: FrankenMalkin - 11/29/2009
 
"Now that the NFL has granted that QB's only need to raise their leg to signal the center to snap when he is ready you see it all the time. It is ridiculous. When I played Center in High School any head movement would result in a false start... More
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Answered By: Bob - 11/29/2009
 
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