Kartje on NFL: Body weight rule crosses the line in protection of quarterbacks

By Ryan Kartje

When hitting an NFL quarterback in 2018, follow these three guidelines to ensure you’re doing so safely and legally …

  • Don’t hit the quarterback high.
  • Don’t hit the quarterback low.
  • Don’t hit the quarterback in the middle, assuming said hit results in your body weight landing on the quarterback.
  • It’s that simple. And yet, in light of these easy-to-follow rules, the league was somehow still beset by a deluge of roughing the passer penalties last Sunday. Who could have possibly seen that coming?

    There were 15 roughing the passer calls in the NFL season’s opening week, more than double the average total for a week’s [READ MORE HERE]

    Source: OC Register

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