Welcome to PatsFans.com

State of the NFL- To mandhandle receivers or not to? When did the rules change again

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by MrBigglesWorth, Jan 18, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    8,338
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0

    After and while watching the Jets game I was reflecting how much things have changed in the last decade and how we've come full circle to where we started.

    I continually see people commenting on similarities of the 2001 Rams/Pats SB to this past playoff loss. In both games the defense was allowed to jam the wide receivers/tightends/etc. Now I realize there is the 5 yard chuck rule of legal contact, but it seems that it's quickly reverted back to allowing the cbs or linebackers putting their hands on the offensive players.

    I thought this was changed(headed by Polian) preventing molestation of defensive players on the offensive players, and this change caused the Pats to change their entire playing style, personnel, etc. I mean we lost a change at playing the Bears because of the meltdown to the Colts in the AFCCG in 2006. We lost that game because of a couple key contributing pass interference calls. So BB changed his style and we got 2007.

    Now suddenly it seems the league has reverted back to 2001. If I was BB I would downright confused how I am suppose to gameplan and choose my personnel. I will readily admit they played awful and coached awful against the Jets. But I will also state there is alot of inconsistency in the referees and what's allowed and what isn't.

    When did the rules get changed again?

    If this is what the league is going to allow why not go back to jamming and molesting receivers like we once did. We partly got jobbed like the Rams did in 2001.
     
  2. Sciz

    Sciz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,364
    Likes Received:
    148
    Ratings:
    +411 / 1 / -0

    Re: State of the NFL- To mandhandle receivers or not to? When did the rules change a

    Revis regularly gets away with being all over receivers. When you're Revis, you can get away with it. Everything else is nothing new. It was within 5 yards, and is plenty legal.

    To quote Belichick:
    JJJJJJJJJJJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>