OT: The NFL rule for pass interference is not fair!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by NFL fan, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. NFL fan

    NFL fan Guest

    I am in favor of the NFL using a pass interference rule similar to the
    one in NCAA football(15 yards and an automatic 1st down). The current
    NFL rule awards the offense an automatic first down at the spot of the
    foul(up to 99 yards).

    This much seems fair thus far. However,all too often the official
    calls PI on the defender when in fact there was no contact. Other
    times the contact is incidental or caused by the offensive player but
    the defender mistakingly gets flagged. Fine, mistakes happen(how can
    they not when your asking a middle-aged NFL official to stay in
    position to make the call while keeping pace with two guys running at
    sub 4.4 speed)but when good defense results in a 43-yard penalty
    something is wrong!

    So lets fix the rule! Make it 15 yards and an automatic first-down.
    Now we still dont want cheating so if the official deems the
    interference to be blatant or intentional he can award a spot-foul in
    those cases. But Mr. Side Judge if your not sure what happened and
    your going to give the offense the benefit of the doubt(like they do
    because the League wants more offense),then dont punish our favorite
    defender and his team with a near death penalty for a crime you are
    not sure he committed.

    -NFL Fan

    http://www.changepassinterference.com/mission.html
     
    NFL fan, Dec 6, 2004
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