I summon the mighty power of AAF rules knowledge people!
I was reading a summary about some of the anti-blitz rules the AAF uses compared to the NFL. They mentioned there is a limit of 5 players who can blitz, but any player who is lined up and/or on the line of scrimmage at the snap is counted as one of those 5 players automatically.
Does that mean the AAF is effectively limited to 5 defensive players on the line of scrimmage at maximum? Or they can have 7+ players on the line of scrimmage while defending, but no one can blitz other than 5 of those 7+ players on the line?
I'm also aware that some or all of these rules expire in the case of passing plays.
yeah it's a temporary change just to let offenses adjust, they said they'd reevaluate the rule after a season or two to see if the offenses can handle extra blitz packages, there is a reason a lot of these guys aren't on an NFL roster. Last thing you want to do is get all your QBs hurt,