Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
This x 1000. Let the guys continue to play. 2 shots and the ball is a stiff penalty, but at least they still play.
The NFL pass interference at the spot of the foul is bogus. You get a ticky-tack PI and suddenly its a 40 yard penalty and you're within FG range. College has it right, make it a 15 yarder.
But, if the QB goes deep what is the deterrent from the defender just destroying the receiver? I don't like the spot foul rule, but I'm not sure how to get around it. If DB's started tackling wideouts 40 yards downfield consistently, is that good for the game? Maybe you have a "Flagrant Pass Interference" which is a spot foul. But...I don't like forcing refs to make more judgment calls.