Refs are trying to feel their way through the new rules and emphasis on head trama. While it irks me to have these penalties called against the 9ers, so far they haven't hurt and if it saves a brain by being an example more power to the refs. Of course, I'm in favor of eliminating helmets and going back to the good old days when the hits were not as hard because pads were almost non existent.
Edit: and I agree with Chaz--make them reviewable.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Nov 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM ]