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    Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    They say it happens on every play. Seems harsh for something that is considered a judgment call at times.

    Can't there be a "major hold" which would be 10 yards and a "Minor hold" which would be 5 yards?

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    it use to be 15 yds at one time. Alan Page was ticked off when they changed it.

    Then again back then the D line had ball bearings in the tape of their hands. Few head slaps to the O linemen and they were walking around in lala land.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    [quote user="Elaxico"]They say it happens on every play. Seems harsh for something that is considered a judgment call at times.

    Can't there be a "major hold" which would be 10 yards and a "Minor hold" which would be 5 yards?[/quote]

    Only when it is called on our team : )

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    If it was 5 yards guys would hold all the time in pass protection since a sack is so much worse. 10 yards does seem harsh for a hold on a run play though.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    I think what bothers me more is that a defensive hold is only 5 yards...yes you get an automatic first time. however, when a defensive holds its often preventing a big play. For instance... if a defender is in one on one coverage and gets beat by the receiver all he has to do is grab his jersey to hold him up which saves a touchdown and results in only 5 yard penalty. The 10 yards on offense though is a drive killer... i will admit that. it is a hard thing to overcome.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    I don't mind the penalty distances at all. It is perfect for me. Maybe bring back the 5 yard face mask. I don't think they all should be 15 yards.

    I just think they need to ease off on the penalties on the QBs though.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    You think about the Super Bowl call: We went from a 3rd and 1 to 3rd and 11.
    Not to mention Jacobs had another 7-8 yards. (I'm guessing here)

    Drive killer is right. We were putting together a hell of a drive. This call really shifted the game to me.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    [quote user="bflo23"]I don't mind the penalty distances at all. It is perfect for me. Maybe bring back the 5 yard face mask. I don't think they all should be 15 yards.

    I just think they need to ease off on the penalties on the QBs though.
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    I dont think that will ever happen. This league is becoming all about protecting its superstars. just pray they dont get worse

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    [quote user="jhamburg"]If it was 5 yards guys would hold all the time in pass protection since a sack is so much worse. 10 yards does seem harsh for a hold on a run play though.[/quote]

    Great point.

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    Re: Does anyone else think 10 yards is too harsh for a holding call?

    I fundamentally disagree with the NFL's whole penalty yardage system. I have always thought that penalties should affect field position, not down and distance. For example, I think ten yards for a hold is fine. However, why does it go from 3rd and 1 to 3rd and 11? That can and did change the whole flow of a game. It should be so that in that situation, it became 3rd and 1 again, just 10 yards further back. I know this would be a huge change in football philosophy and will never happen, but it just doesn't make sense that a small penalty can have such a huge impact on games.

    And don't get me started on the whole automatic first down for defensive penalties. A defense can shut you down 1st and 2nd downs. Throw in a sack and now it's 3rd and 20. A DB grabs a jersey and now it's a 1st down? Rediculous. Why don't offenses lose a down when committing penalties? Off the original topic I know, but this has always bothered me.

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