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    Excerpt: "A decade ago, the NFL made illegal contact and defensive holding a point of emphasis based in part on complaints from former Colts G.M. Bill Polian that Patriots defensive backs were manhandling Peyton Manning’s pass-catchers. Now, the NFL is re-emphasizing the point of emphasis.

    As explained by FOX’s Mike Pereira on Twitter, a former NFL V.P. of officiating, illegal contact and defensive holding will be a point of emphasis in 2014.

    As a practical matter, it’s the Legion of Boom rule. In 2013, the Seahawks brazenly committed illegal contact and holding, knowing that, if illegal contact happens on every play, the officials won’t throw a flag on every play. In an intriguing segment that aired on NBCSN’s NFL Turning Point, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was displaying to a teammate on the practice field techniques for concealing illegal contact.

    This year, the officials may be far more inclined to throw flags. Per Pereira, the 2004 push to stop defensive backs from pushing and tugging and shoving receivers resulted in an increase in illegal contact fouls from 79 to 191.

    That will lead to more intriguing comments from Sherman, especially in light of what he said in January.

    “The game was allowed to be played physical, and that’s why you had so many run games,” Sherman said regarding the way the NFL used to be. “That’s an old school brand of football. I don’t know how old the rules are, but since these rules have come, you look up and every receiver, every play they could drop a wide-open pass and turn around and look for a flag. I think that kind of ruins the game. That kind of ruins the intensity, the whole DNA of football and what it is if you see flags every single play.”

    Pereira notes that the Legion of Boom rule will be offset by an emphasis on offensive pass interference. “Not an even trade in my opinion,” Pereira notes." REad more...
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  • #2
    Great. Now that we focus on physical CBs, they will constantly get flagged.


    • #3
      The other side is more flags = more game stoppages. Offensive pass interference should result in a loss of down to balance out automatic first down pass interference.


      • #4
        Let's see, the Giants now have a great CB crew, so the Officials are going to concentrate on penalties on CBs. I'm not surprised.


        • #5
          Originally posted by mercurio View Post
          Let's see, the Giants now have a great CB crew, so the Officials are going to concentrate on penalties on CBs. I'm not surprised.
          Me either. We can never seem to catch a break
          Football has been very, very good to us.
          After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
          But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

          # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

          1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
          2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
          3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
          4-New York Giants!!!
          Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

          ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***


          • #6
            Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
            Me either. We can never seem to catch a break
            Never.... helmet catch?


            • #7
              The game is turning into flag football.
              1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011

              Osi Umenyiora : " There's Nothing Like Being a NY GIANT ! "


              • #8
                Originally posted by TheAnalyst View Post
                Never.... helmet catch?
                How's that catching a break he catch the ball but like it bounced off the ground and into his hands and ruled a catch