Pass Interference Rule review

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  1. Mark87

    Mark87 Carpe Diem Admin

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    This gets heated every flipping week... let's review from the NFL book.

    Actions that constitute defensive pass interference include but are not limited to:

    a) Contact by a defender who is not playing the ball and such contact restricts the receiver’s opportunity to make the catch.
    (b) Playing through the back of a receiver in an attempt to make a play on the ball.
    (c) Grabbing a receiver’s arm(s) in such a manner that restricts his opportunity to catch a pass.
    (d) Extending an arm across the body of a receiver thus restricting his ability to catch a pass, regardless of whether the defender is playing the ball.
    (e) Cutting off the path of a receiver by making contact with him without playing the ball.
    (f) Hooking a receiver in an attempt to get to the ball in such a manner that it causes the receiver’s body to turn prior to the ball arriving.

    Actions that do not constitute pass interference include but are not limited to:

    (a) Incidental contact by a defender’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball, or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is any question whether contact is incidental, the ruling shall be no interference.
    (b) Inadvertent tangling of feet when both players are playing the ball or neither player is playing the ball.
    (c) Contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the pass is clearly uncatchable by the involved players.
    (d) Laying a hand on a receiver that does not restrict the receiver in an attempt to make a play on the ball.
    (e) Contact by a defender who has gained position on a receiver in an attempt to catch the ball.

    Actions that constitute offensive pass interference include but are not limited to:

    (a) Blocking downfield by an offensive player prior to the ball being touched.
    (b) Initiating contact with a defender by shoving or pushing off thus creating a separation in an attempt to catch a pass.
    (c) Driving through a defender who has established a position on the field.

    Actions that do not constitute offensive pass interference include but are not limited to:

    (a) Incidental contact by a receiver’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball or neither player is looking for the ball.
    (b) Inadvertent touching of feet when both players are playing the ball or neither player is playing the ball.
    (c) Contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the ball is clearly uncatchable by involved players.



    Note 1: If there is any question whether player contact is incidental, the ruling should be no interference.

    Note 2: Defensive players have as much right to the path of the ball as eligible offensive players.

    Note 3: Pass interference for both teams ends when the pass is touched.

    Reread note 2.... the defensive player has as much right to the FB as the offense... no Jordy it's not interference when the DB has position and plays the ball you big cry baby.

    Also to the he "GRABBED' him crowd > (a) Incidental contact by a defender’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball, or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is any question whether contact is incidental, the ruling shall be no interference.

    Please refer to this thread before getting all out of sorts please and thank you.

     
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  2. eyecatcher

    eyecatcher Member

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    What prompted this?
     
  3. diesel

    diesel Lifetime Member

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    I believe the maximum penalty should be 15 yards
     
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  4. Crease Creature

    Crease Creature Lifetime Member

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    It was either a good no-call on a play that Jordy failed to make, or a good PI call on the Packers DB (goodson I think) in the Dallas game.

    Or the egregious no-call on Julio Jones by Richard Sherman on Sunday night, but that's not as likely.
     
  5. eyecatcher

    eyecatcher Member

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    This was the one I was thinking about. That absolutely was PI. Goodson's was too. Don't remember the Jordy one.
     

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