Intentional Grounding

Definition

A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time. Exceptions Not assessed if the ball is spiked. If the quarterback has moved outside of the area between his offensive tackles (the "tackle box"), there is no foul for grounding the ball if the quarterback throws the ball past the line of scrimmage.

Outcome

10 yards or spot of foul, whichever is farther from the original line of scrimmage, and loss of down. If the foul occurs in the end zone, the play is ruled a safety.

2010 Stats

By Player

Games are team games. It does not account for games the specific player in question missed, or was otherwise not on the team.

NameTeamPosGamesCountCount/GameYardsYards/GameHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
D.AndersonArizonaQB1610.06100.630100
A.SmithSan FranciscoQB1650.31523.252300
T.EdwardsBuffaloQB1610.06100.630100
K.CollinsTennesseeQB1610.06150.941000
C.PalmerCincinnatiQB1610.06110.691000
T.RomoDallasQB1610.06100.630100
A.RodgersGreen BayQB2020.10201.001100
M.SanchezN.Y. JetsQB1910.05100.530100
M.RyanAtlantaQB1710.06100.591000
B.GradkowskiOaklandQB1610.06130.811000
P.RiversSan DiegoQB1620.13301.881100
K.OrtonDenverQB1610.06100.630100
D.StantonDetroitQB1610.06161.000100
R.FitzpatrickBuffaloQB1610.06150.940100
R.GrossmanWashingtonQB1620.13221.380200
B.FavreMinnesotaQB1630.19301.880300
M.SchaubHoustonQB1610.06100.631000
E.ManningN.Y. GiantsQB1610.06100.631000
T.BradyNew EnglandQB1710.06100.590100
M.HasselbeckSeattleQB1820.11211.171100
J.ClausenCarolinaQB1620.13231.440200
J.DelhommeClevelandQB1610.06110.691000
M.CasselKansas CityQB1740.24432.533100
J.FreemanTampa BayQB1610.06120.751000
J.SkeltonArizonaQB1610.06100.631000
D.GarrardJacksonvilleQB1610.06120.751000
S.BradfordSt. LouisQB1610.06140.880100
D.BreesNew OrleansQB1720.12231.350200
J.CampbellOaklandQB1600.0000.000001
T.SmithSan FranciscoQB1610.06100.630100
M.BrunellN.Y. JetsQB1900.0000.000001
S.McGeeDallasQB1610.06100.630100
B.LaFellCarolinaWR1610.06171.060100
C.HanieChicagoQB1810.06100.561000
Totals56247530192802
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