UMFan83 wrote:Re: Roughing the passer.
If they are going to protect the quarterback and call everything borderline, why not have 2 levels of severity for roughing the passer? The blatant ones or helmet to helmet are still 15 and a 1st. The borderline one where the defender finishes his tackle a split second after the pass can be 5 yards and remains the previous down. I’m sick of seeing those plays that are completely unintentional and ultimately harmless being given such an extreme punishment.
AGreed. Especially in situations like that, where a 15 automatically gives a team the first on 3rd and 27. But they took out the 5-yard facemask so I doubt this happens anytime soon.