Pats4four wrote:By 'down by contact' I meant the player in effect touch Lloyd and ended the play. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
I'd say keep the rule and just hope all WRs learn from this and keep a hold of the ball until you get to your feet.
I see. Yeah, in effect the Lloyd play was ended once he was touched...well sort of. Had he bobbled the ball while sliding on his back and then lost it, it would have been an incomplete pass, whether he was touched or not. The fact that he was touched just made the play dead once possession was maintained.
The more I think about it, the less I think there is a way to change the rule for the better. I agree, hopefully receivers will indeed use this as a learning experience. However, it seems like when things like this happen, they continue to happen for some reason. I wouldn't be surprised to see something like this every couple weeks or more.