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Old 08-26-2000, 08:48 AM   #7
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I agree. But I have to point out that the NFL has stacked the rules totally in favor of the receiver. How many times have you seen an Offensive PI call?

The current rules mandate that the passing game be attacked at the source. If the QB has time to make a throw when he wants to, there will be a completion or a penalty in the vast, VAST majority of cases. The refs will not allow bump & run coverage anymore. Any contact, no matter how incidental [or imaginary, in the case of Oscar McCaffrey] draws a yellow hankie. WRs regularly beg for flags [and are rewarded for same] because they realize that the nature of the passing game has been fundamentally changed as a result of the NFL's slavish desire for exciting passing plays.

There are three choices:
1. Obtain the services of [2] phenomenally talented athletes who can run stride for stride with any receiver in the league. They must have the physical ability to stay close to the receiver without actually coming within a couple of yards of him, lest the refs toss the PI flag. You can count the number of these guys on one hand.
2. Use a zone Defense. A despicable tactic that does not even deserve consideration by right-minded football fans. I am ashamed to even bring it up.
3. Crush the QB. Hammer him relentlessly. Make him throw early. Hit him time after time and make him think about it every time he raises his arm to throw. Bash him brutally.

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