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NFL Defends Tough Fastener Rules in Video for Teams – ProFootballTalk

Getty Images No, the rules about roughing passersby are unlikely to change. At least not if the league secretariat has a say in this matter. Kalyn Kahler of TheAthletic.com reports that the league secretariat sent a video on the situation to all 32 teams on Wednesday. In the video, NFL senior vice president Perry Fewell “defended” a controversial tough call for defensive end Chris Jones in a Raiders-Chiefs game on Monday night, Fewell said in the video. “He lands full body when he drives to the ground. The quarterback in his pocket has full protection until he can defend himself in a passing stance. This is a decent foul for roughing the pass.” As Kahler points out, Fewell doesn’t mention in the video the fact that Jones actually takes the ball from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr with one hand or that Jones supports himself with his left hand. This inevitably meant that Jones didn’t land with his full weight on Carr. To be honest, this is the symbol of the 2 plus 2 5 explanation of the type that has become so common when leagues try to explain how rules apply in a given situation. Alas, the days are gone when people like Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino, who previously presided over tea at the League Secretariat, provided transparent and accurate descriptions consistent with clear and unmistakable visual evidence. The video also includes examples of proper techniques when hitting. or quarterback tackle. The video inexplicably omitted a roughing call to the Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett last Sunday against Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Calling passers-by harshly.” So, when in doubt whether a hit is legitimate, throw the flag. So referee Carl Schaefers would throw a flag at Jones, and referee Jerome Borger would throw a flag at Jarrett. . How often do you get a clear idea of ​​how often a defender is making a rough pass or not? Doubts abound, but officials expressly hope that the flag-throwing will dispel doubts. The chef was suspicious and threw the flag. Boger raised his flag with suspicion. Whether the referee has reasonable doubt as to whether roughing has occurred shall not be turned on in the game. There are too many wrinkles in the result of that call. There has to be a better way to ensure accuracy in these situations. The simplest solution is to remove the “cases in doubt” from the rulebook and expect the referee to call rough only when the referee actually sees the rough. If there are concerns that the referee hasn’t seen it clearly, the league should help the referee play a replay, but the league doesn’t want to accept a replay for roughing because the league messed up the replay three years ago so badly. for passing interference. And that’s probably the saddest statement ever. The NFL doesn’t try to improve things when it comes to replay reviews that rough passers-by because they fear repeating proven incompetence when trying to improve things with past replay reviews.
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