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Ask Sam Farmer: How does anyone call false-start penalties anymore?

Ask Sam Farmer: How does anyone call false-start penalties anymore?

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com

Question: How does anyone call false-start penalties anymore? When things are calm and the offensive line gets set, I understand. But now, with the quarterbacks calling audibles, there seems to be no end to linemen bobbing up and down, pointing out defenders to block, the guards tapping the centers to signal the snap, there is often no stoppage of movement before the...

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