Originally Posted by stinger
My understandind was that there was going to be two types of infractions similar to the intentional and unintention facemask. So DB's after 15 yards could not just tackle or hold the WR. There would be contact of a certain nature that would constitue a spot foul over a 15 yard foul. What that would be is anyones guess, and subjective to the Officials on the field.
i like that. It will eliminate those stupid PI penalties where the DB and the WR bump on a 50 yd bomb and then the DB is flagged for a 50 yard penalty. Now it'll be a 15 yarder. It won't kill a team for accidental interference. But, then we'll have to deal with two kinds of refs: the refs who call intentional all the time and the refs who call accidental. The problem with this is that i don't like putting it into the referees' hands. As much as i hate getting called for accidental interference, i think that it might be a bad thing to make it a judgement call. And i think that illegal contact shouldn't be a first down. because it is one of those plays that gets called way too much. receivers and DBs are going to bump. Football is about contact, so a bump should not cost a team a first down. It sux when we have the other team on a third and 13, and because of a little bump, they get a first down. That's wack. It should be like an offside. I nkow the NFL doesn't want the DBs to bump the WRs, but come on. It's a huge, momentum changing play that could change the game b/c of a BUMP
that's not fair to the players. I like the proposed changes, but i'm still not sold on the PI rules.