Originally Posted by Bladerunner
Franklin was being cute...he didn't instinctively react to a defensive player, which is what the rule is intended to address, rather he saw the defender encroach, then get back behind the LOS, and THEN Franklin tried to move and blame the defender
the refs rightly saw right through it.
This is something offensive linemen are being coached to do now, when you see someone jump into the neutral zone you go as well to get the 5 yards. In that situation Franklin was clearly too slow and got called for the transparent attempt at getting a neutral zone infraction call.