Originally Posted by broncosteven
If you watch it the TB players are just looking to go down fighting. They were no where near Manning nor were they trying to get the ball plus they had guys going out of their way to jump into the pile well after the play ended.
This my issue with it. Do they really want to offer that many opportunities to get last minute grudges out? The defense has nothing to lose.
As for those saying shotgun, there's no real loss at this point with getting an offsides call. Defensive players can keep trying to jump the snap, bump the center, and get a fumble. It's unlikely but what would you have to lose in trying it? Seems like more bad snaps would occur in shotgun than under center.