ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Just last month, Joe DeCamillis, the Denver Broncos special teams coach, vehemently defended the NFL rule that allows players to leap over the snapper to block a field goal or extra point attempt so long as any contact is incidental.DeCamillis shared his thoughts after Arizona coach Bruce Arians complained about Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagners leaping block of a 39-yard field goal attempt in a frustrating 6-6 tie.The reason that is a prevalent play in my opinion is because of what theyve done to field goals as far as your restrictions in trying to block things, DeCamillis said. The way people are doing it now, they bury their heads and they cut block you so you cant go through them. The only way to get a field goal blocked, against certain teams, is to go over top.He begged the leagues gatekeepers to keep this particular gate open and not to succumb to the notion that its an unsafe play.In my opinion, I think it would be a mistake to take that play out, DeCamillis said. I think you have to play it on the other side. I think the more you make things easy on people, the less coaching is involved.The antidote, he said, was the same mantra coaches tell kids from the time they first strap on shoulder pads and a helmet: Heads up!The snapper has to see whats happening, DeCamillis said, adding teams have to vary their snap count to keep opponents from timing their leap just right.Theres things you have to do, in my opinion, for that to not happen to you, DeCamillis said. I just think its another thing that doesnt need to be taken out of the game. I dont see thats any bigger of a deal with safety than any other play thats going on, a receiver going across the middle, whatever it is.The Broncos (7-3) pulled off the perfect block Sunday when the Saints lined up for the potential game-winning extra point. New Orleans (4-5) had just tied the game at 23 on Drew Brees 32-yard TD toss to Brandon Cooks with 1:22 remaining.Justin Simmons timed his leap perfectly, cleared seventh-year long snapper Justin Dresher and blocked Wil Lutzs kick. Fellow rookie safety Will White Shoes Parks scooped up the football and raced 84 yards for the first game-winning defensive 2-point conversion in NFL history.Im just glad he had the right cleats on, safety Darrian Stewart said. I think thats what saved us.The play was upheld because officials couldnt determine whether Parks stepped out of bounds as his white cleats blended in with the white sideline and no CBS angles were available to prove otherwise.Twitter blew up with fans wondering if Parks had gone out of bounds or whether it was even legal for Simmons to leap the snapper or for defensive lineman Jared Crick to push the snapper toward the ground just as Simmons jumped over him.Dean Blandino, the NFLs senior vice president of officiating, said it was all legal .Blandino explained that Simmons cleared the line without using his hands or arms and didnt land on a player, so his action is legal.Cricks was, too. Lined up over the right guard, he twists at the snap and pushes the snapper toward the ground.Thats legal, open-hand push: legal, Blandino said. If there was a grab and a pull, that would be defensive holding. This is a similar concept as an offensive lineman blocking a defensive player. If he can get up on top of that defensive player and push him toward the ground its legal versus grabbing and pulling him.Then, the return.There was a question as to whether the defender steps out of bounds with the right foot at about the Saints 35-yard line. White shoe, white sideline, very difficult to tell from all available angles, Blandino said. ... We need something looking right down the line from either end zone, thats going to be your best look. And unfortunately, we just dont get that look.It looks like the foot could be out but you just cant tell, Blandino said, adding, Its important to remember in replay, were not re-officiating the play. Replay is designed ... to fix obvious mistakes. And if its not an obvious mistake, then the call on the field must stand.NBC affiliate WDSU had an end zone angle of Parks racing down the Saints sideline but even that was inconclusive.Coach Gary Kubiak gave game balls to Simmons and DeCamillis in the jubilant locker room.Also Sunday, two big-time quarterbacks called out their respective teams following demoralizing losses that continued monthlong slumps by two of the early-season Super Bowl favorites.After Zeke Elliotts 32-yard touchdown sprint in the closing seconds gave Dallas a 35-30 win over Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers, who havent won since Oct. 9, were undisciplined and not accountable. Pressed for specifics, he said, Just a feel.Following Green Bays 47-25 loss at Tennessee, the Packers fourth in five games, Aaron Rodgers criticized his teams focus and energy for the second straight week.There has to be that healthy fear as a player that if you dont do your job theyll get rid of you, Rodgers said. So, I think weve all got to go back and the urgency has got to pick up, the focus has to pick up and we got to play better.Such comments by the quarterback can galvanize a team, but Roethlisberger and Rodgers also risk losing the locker room for the home stretch with their teams just one game out of first in their division.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton Cheap Jerseys . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. 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The companies say they can now cut costs while battling regulators across the country to remain legal.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- With almost no fanfare, NASCARs most complicated driver is retiring Sunday. Tony Stewart will then be able to finally answer only to himself.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Kyle Busch is trying to repeat as NASCARs champion in the title-deciding finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.- CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Luke Kuechly was carted off the field Monday night with a possible concussion, which would be his second in two years. Coach Ron Rivera is to discuss the injury to the Panthers star linebacker.- FRISCO, Texas -- Dez Bryant says he couldnt have played a day after his fathers death without his teammates support. This team chemistry is one reason this is becoming a special season for the Cowboys.- Eleven years after ESPN telecast an NFL game from Mexico City, the network does so again when the Raiders play the Texans on Monday night. This time, ESPN intends to capture the full vibrancy of the city.- In the lone college football game Friday night involving a ranked team, No. 22 Boise State is home against UNLV. (9 p.m.). Boise State is back in thhe discussion for a major bowl after UNLV upset Wyoming last week.dddddddddddd- Stories on three key games Saturday: No. 8 Oklahoma-No. 10 West Virginia; No. 12 Colorado-No. 20 Washington State; and No. 16 LSU-No. 21 Florida.- HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The judge who has presided over Jerry Sanduskys criminal case for five years is removing himself from the former Penn State assistant coachs appeal.- LOS ANGELES -- DAngelo Russell and Los Angeles Lakers go for their seventh victory in nine games when they play Pau Gasol and the first-place San Antonio Spurs, who have won four straight. Game starts 10:30 p.m.- Two notable mens college basketball games: No. 3 Villanova vs. Wake Forest at Charleston, S.C. (1:30 p.m.) and No. 11 Xavier vs. Clemson at Orlando, Fla. (1:30 p.m.).- LONDON -- Andy Murray qualifies for the semifinals of the ATP finals by beating Stan Wawrinka. Murray needs to do better than Novak Djokovic this weekend to finish the season at No. 1.- ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Mackenzie Hughes is in front and one shot ahead of Stewart Cink entering the second round of the RSM Classic at Sea Island.- NAPLES, Fla. -- Shanshan Feng has the lead going into the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship, with the Chinese star trying to win her third straight event. ' ' '