Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Is it? We've seen how protected the QB is in the pocket, now apparently the same rules apply on the run, as well. Harrison lead with his shoulder trying to tackle a RUNNER. In the course of the collision, his helmet pushed up into McCoy's facemask. He didn't lead with the helmet, he didn't launch into him either, and McCoy wasn't defenseless. By that ruling, any QB with some mobility should be able to roll out on a scramble, lower his head like a FB trying to get the tough yards, and draw a 15 yard penalty almost every time.
I've said it many times before: Roger Goodell should not be in that position, and needs to go. The NFL commisioner should be someone that has played the game before. The refs, should also be people that have played before. Everyone talks about how big and fast the newer players are, and how much more dangerous the game is becoming. But nobody sees the flip side of that - asking a 260 pound LB who runs a 4.4 to be able to run full speed, and stop on a dime or have perfect body control. With officials that had game experience, they would understand things like momentum and be able to apply some common sense.