Re: JETS WIN on a PI Call
posted at 10/18/2010 10:39 AM EDT
In Response to Re: JETS WIN on a PI Call
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: JETS WIN on a PI Call : I said this earlier in the thread and I'll repeat it here for "emphasis" (groan): If you do this, you're giving more leeway to the officials to "interpret" what happens on the field. I think over-officiating is ruining the game. I want what the official "thinks" taken out of the equation as much as possible. Giving a group of part-time officials carte blanche to call whatever they want is not going to solve the problem.
Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]
But there has to be a happy medium somewhere between a low-percentage pass tossed up for grabs that results in a 55-yard, game-changing penalty, and the refs having "too much" power to influence the game (I would argue that the ticky-tack P.I. calls that result in huge gains, right now, give them too much influence as it is).
How about a compromise--get rid of the spot foul entirely but up the automatic penalty yardage from 15 to 25 (or half the distance to the goal inside the 25)?
That's more severe than the college rule, which is just 15 yards, and it probably would dissuade most DBs from just grabbing the receiver to prevent a catch if he's clearly beaten.
As it is right now, the rules are so heavily slanted towards the offense, and passing offenses in particular, that there are more and more of these ticky-tack P.I. calls affecting field position and, by extension, affecting the outcomes of games.
I, personally, want to see wide receivers turn back into football players. These modern-day rules have turned many of them into little more than pampered Divas.