Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They aren't doing fake handoffs. Those are real handoffs. It's not the same.
It doesn't matter if the ball is handed off. The point is the "posture". If the quarterback "looks" like he might want to run with the ball at any point while holding the ball, he doesn't have the same protections as other quarterbacks.
Of course, the word "posture" is ambiguous, so basically there is no way to enforce it besides the officials just making things up on the spot.
What'll end up happening is that Kap will generally receive less protection than other quarterbacks, without any clear explanation on any particular play.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM ]