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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Dangermode, Jan 9, 2022.
I didn't see any post game from Vrable. Any news on Fulton or Molden ? Nothing serious I hope.
I think Fulton went back in.
Haven’t seen anything on Molden.
Molden cant handle quick dudes 1on1
But that doesn’t cover every aspect of the PI rules. For instance it’s also not PI if the WR accidentally trips over the DB, the “feet got tangled” scenario.
No argument there but looking up for the football well before the ball arrives doesn't give a DB the right to knock out a WR.
I think it was just the timing of the contact in this case.
That wasn't a bad interference call, otherwise you would have teams teaching players to "track the ball" so you can take out receivers.
My point exactly. If that's not PI because he was looking the other direction, just teach DBs to turn their head and plow in to the WR on every pass.
I could see it being iffy if the DB grazed the WR while leaping for the ball or something like that, but when you plow the guy to the ground before the ball gets there, that PI and always has been. Can't recall them ever saying "oh that's no PI, he was looking towards the ball" when a WR gets tackled before the ball gets there.
Look it’s really simple, offensive and defensive players have equal right to the ball when its in the air. If a defender is going for the ball and unintentionally collides with the receiver then its not PI. The key aspects is that he legitimately has to be going for the ball and he can’t deliberately go through a defender to get it (that’s why safeties can’t just plow through a TE on a hook route fx).
And to those claiming you can just teach defenders to look for the ball and then run into the receiver, you’re either not understanding that the path to the ball has to take you through the receiver and the contact must be unintentional or you think you can teach defenders to magically know where the ball is going before it’s thrown (good luck with that).
The problem is that its a very subjective call for the officials and most favor the receiver even when they shouldn’t.
That's literally what happened. The defender plowed the WR "going for the ball". (Although the ball was nowhere near them at the time) Unintentional or not, as long as I've been watching football, I've always understood it as a defender can't plow into a WR with the ball in the air.
They wouldn't have to magically know where the ball is going... See the ball going to the WR you're covering, turn your head and plow him instead of going after the ball. The defender is now "going after the ball". That was what happened on that particular play.