The NFL wants officials to focus on illegal contact fouls this season. What a joke. Focusing on a particular rule encourages call-in errors that do not exist. Everyone knows that the NFL should have full-time officials. God knows they can afford it! This isn`t the first time the league has focused on that penalty, as it has done twice before. In 2004, the number of penalties for illegal contact increased from 79 the previous year to 191, and the NFL recorded 148 such penalties in 2014, up from 52 in 2013. The league has focused on illegal contact fouls on two other occasions in the past 20 years. Both cases have seen a sharp increase in calls, so the first few weeks of the regular season should give an indication of whether the same thing will happen this time around. Note: If a defender makes contact with a receiver and keeps him in touch with him in the five-yard zone, he must release the receiver when he leaves the five-yard zone. If the defender maintains contact beyond five metres, it is illegal contact. I don`t like this punishment.
This should not be an automatic first down. The dividing line between casual and illegal contact is too arbitrary. The only good thing would be if this were coupled with a drop in horrible DPI calls. In college football, that aspect of the game is much more physical. As long as the ball has not left the quarterback`s hand, the defensive player can contact the receiver at any time to defend against the pass. In other words, the rule does not exist in the college game. In order to signal an illegal contact penalty, the referee stands with an outside arm with one palm open. In addition to this point of clarification for illegal contact, the NFL also asked officials to pay close attention to the roughness of pass fouls we immediately saw come into play during the Hall of Fame game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.
In the first game of the game, No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker was scored for grossly hitting the passer on Jarrett Stidham. If you`re one of the few NFL fans watching yellow flags fly every Sunday and hearing obscure interpretations of the rulebook every other game, you`re in luck. According to an ESPN report, the NFL has asked officials on the field to pay close attention to illegal contact fouls next season. Beyond the five-yard zone, if the player receiving the snap remains with the ball in his pocket, a defender cannot make contact with a receiver who tries to dodge it. A defense attorney may only use his or her hands or arms to defend himself or herself against imminent contact with a recipient. It`s such a mess. Notifying refs to highlight something will only lead to excessive flags and the destruction of the fan experience. Meanwhile, the inability to enforce the rules leads to unfair gambling and illegitimate results and an eternal outcry from fans. All the time, we have coaches and players who develop techniques to push boundaries and get as out of it as possible.
Maybe there must be a player penalty point system that is applied after games! – with players facing escalating fines (not hundreds to thousands of dollars, but thousands to tens of thousands per incident) if they earn penalty points. And the money does NOT go into something that finances the property. It goes 100% to charity. Perhaps, say, victims of sexual assault? In this way, over the years, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to continue using cheating techniques, even if their coaches try to point it out. Beyond the five-yard zone, there can be random contact between receiver and defenseman. I understand what you mean, but you accidentally misphrased it, it`s not six per game per week, it`s six per week in the 16 games. If there were 16 games per team in a season, that`s 97 calls in 256 games, which equates to an average of 0.37 illegal contact penalties per game from 2002 to 2020. In last season`s 17 games, that`s 272 games, and for 37 illegal contact penalties, that`s 0.136 illegal contact penalties per game. Thirteen teams had 0 illegal contact penalties in all of last season. It`s more of a non-issue than people think (or at least I hope so, the NFL has really caused problems with its “priorities” lately) “when it`s 3rd and twenty.
and OFF gets the automatic 5 yrd and the first down is not a good thing” “It shouldn`t be an automatic first down” If a team has good coaching, then they train their DBS not to push the receiver five yards on the third and forever, you keep the sticks anyway, Just play it safe, Don`t give a gift to the offense for no reason, let the offense examine it and make the attack and it won`t be a problem. They have no reason to push the WR until it`s near the sticks and throws, which would be DPI anyway. The rule is not the problem. If a DB is stupid enough to commit illegal contacts and 20 know the penalty, then he deserves the sanction. And if the penalty wasn`t an automatic first down, then DBS could just push every game around the receivers for free on the third and eternal game day until they got one where the officials didn`t name it. Between 2002 and 2020, authorities reported illegal contact an average of 97 times per season. Last year, however, that number dropped to 36. That drop prompted the NFL`s competition committee to include the penalty in its “clarifications” for the coming year. Calling an illegal contact in the NFL and CFL results in a 5-yard penalty and an automatic first try. Illegal contact is not a penalty called in the NCAA or NFHS, but is instead classified as defensive attire or defensive pass interference. No, penalties for illegal contact cannot be challenged in the NFL.
In football, fouls and penalties are divided into categories according to whether they can be reviewed or contested. Illegal contact is a verdict that only a referee can make, so it cannot be reviewed with an immediate recovery and the loss of yards and the resulting new downs cannot be overturned. Although NFL rules state that a defender can establish and maintain contact with that receiver within a five-yard radius of the line of scrimmage. However, once players cross that five-yard range, the defenseman must let go of the receiver and let him run non-contact. Sometimes I think NFL owners won`t be happy until they turn the NFL into the NBA. I think it`s easier to fix the game than the “illegal contact” with ghost calls. Any change in rule or accent seems to be for the worst these days. No, we don`t need to put more emphasis on the fact that WRs can hit almost any game, but a CB can`t do anything. Makes the game so much less exciting when every move is a penalty.
Penalty: In case of illegal contact by the defense: loss of five yards and automatic first down. It`s not uncommon for the NFL to ask on-field officials to focus on a specific area of the game leading up to a particular season, and the 2022 campaign is no exception. The league has asked officials on the field to pay close attention to illegal contact fouls on defensive players, a league spokesperson told ESPN. As official crews make their annual visits to training camps this summer to update teams on the new rules and points of clarification, it will be interesting to see how many flags will be called during the 2022 season. Apply the rules you dope. How about the ridiculous touches of passers-by calls? Get rid of that damn rule. That`s ridiculous. Go back to the defensive passing rules of the 1970s, it would make the game much safer because there would be more man-to-man coverage and fewer zones, it is the zone defense that makes the WRs lit above the middle. An illegal contact penalty in football occurs when a defensive player makes contact with a receiver more than five yards behind the line of scrimmage. Defenders are allowed to make contact with receivers within five yards of the line of scrimmage before the ball has been thrown. If the ball has been thrown or if the defensive player makes contact beyond five meters, illegal contact will be indicated.
The NFL illegal contact penalty is five yards against the defense and an automatic first down for offense.