TheBigBakedBean wrote:But I don't see why you'd say that it would benefit Moss. Last I checked, penalty yardage isn't awarded to a WR as recieving yardage - it's penalty yardage. When Randy gets hacked, his stats aren't gonna benefit from it any more this way than if the refs weren't "cracking down" on it.
I was not talking about the penalty yards. Was talking about the extra catches and yards the WR's will get because of the new requirements that will not allow the physical play by the DB's that has been allowed in the past.
TheBigBakedBean wrote:I don't think they will crack down on it so hard that teams will start giving Randy a 5-yard cushion. That'd be insane...he'd cause a lot more damage that way than if the teams would just go ahead and slam him and hope to not see a flag in the air.
All indications from the NFL office are that the rule will be strictedly inforced and those flags will fly until the DB's conform to the new inforcement of the rules whether it be R. Moss or any one else. I also doubt that there will be a 5 yard cushion on a R. Moss type but they will not be playing as tight as in the past.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.