NFL Ignoring Offensive Holding

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cscirpoli

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So the NFL is basically no longer a thing really. Through 4 weeks they called something like 95 offensive holding penalties vs. 234 from last year. This has led to an increase in average scoring.

They also appear to be calling more defensive PI, but I haven't looked up the stats. Interestingly enough the Offensive PI penalty went extinct after Gronk left the Pats. Discuss.
 

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So the NFL is basically no longer a thing really. Through 4 weeks they called something like 95 offensive holding penalties vs. 234 from last year. This has led to an increase in average scoring.

They also appear to be calling more defensive PI, but I haven't looked up the stats. Interestingly enough the Offensive PI penalty went extinct after Gronk left the Pats. Discuss.

Looks like DPI is up about 30% over last season so far.

 

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With no fans in the stands, offensive production is key to generate TV ratings/revenue.

I don't think so. Fans were chomping at the bit to get their football. I think the high scoring is being encouraged to generate profits from the owners' legalized gambling, aka fantasy football.
 

cscirpoli

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Looks like DPI is up about 30% over last season so far.


Makes sense, its probably all on Gilmore too
 

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Makes sense, its probably all on Gilmore too

Close. But it's also worth mentioning that the Pats are the least penalized team in the league.

Patriots defensive penalties:


Total NFL penalties:

 

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They also appear to be calling more defensive PI, but I haven't looked up the stats. Interestingly enough the Offensive PI penalty went extinct after Gronk left the Pats. Discuss.

It is almost like Gilmore is getting the inverse Gronk treatment nowadays where if he just touches anyone it turns into DPI. There has been now 3 ******** calls on him in the last 3 games.
 

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The league knows that if the refs officiated the game normally that the games would be terrible. No preseason games, no real training camp. So these teams are basically playing at preseason level through 4 games+. Honestly, watching the games without packed stadiums sucks. I didn't think it would matter much, but I miss the closeups in the stands after the Pats make a big play.
 

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Belichick let the ref hear it after this one.

As he should have. That non-call was a HUGE one in the game.. As was the blown call on the sideline on Patrick's long catch. He didn't get his left foot down. It hit the defender and landed OOB..
 

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