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    Re: Flacco as attempted the most passes over 20 yards in the nfl



    Quote Originally Posted by WaccoFlacco View Post
    Lets face it. A huge part of our offense over the last few years has been throwing the long ball and getting 30+ yard DPI penalties. For whatever reason, we aren't getting as many of those calls this year. Is it because Boldin isn't flopping as well, or are the refs loosening up? Who knows, but a lot of those long balls are thrown into coverage purposely, with little hope they'll actually be completed.
    This is actually a really good point that I'm surprised hasn't already been mentioned. Have we had a single DPI deep downfield this year? I believe we led the league in DPI yardage last year by a huge margin.

    Flacco would slightly underthrow a lot of deep passes last year knowing it was likely to draw a DPI. Go back and watch the Arizona game for a bunch of good examples. Not getting those calls this year has had a big impact on our ability to extend drives and score points.

    Honestly, even if it was working in past years, I don't think that was a good strategy. Defenses have watched enough tape to recognize when we're going to try it and all they need to do is not panic and play correct technique and they're fine.




  2. #47

    Re: Flacco as attempted the most passes over 20 yards in the nfl

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    This is actually a really good point that I'm surprised hasn't already been mentioned. Have we had a single DPI deep downfield this year? I believe we led the league in DPI yardage last year by a huge margin.

    Flacco would slightly underthrow a lot of deep passes last year knowing it was likely to draw a DPI. Go back and watch the Arizona game for a bunch of good examples. Not getting those calls this year has had a big impact on our ability to extend drives and score points.

    Honestly, even if it was working in past years, I don't think that was a good strategy. Defenses have watched enough tape to recognize when we're going to try it and all they need to do is not panic and play correct technique and they're fine.

    Yep, I personally would prefer the NFL go back to 15 yard DPI. As ticky tacky as refs are with pass intereference, it's ridiculous to reward a team 40 yards for handchecking.




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    Re: Flacco as attempted the most passes over 20 yards in the nfl

    Quote Originally Posted by WaccoFlacco View Post
    Yep, I personally would prefer the NFL go back to 15 yard DPI. As ticky tacky as refs are with pass intereference, it's ridiculous to reward a team 40 yards for handchecking.
    I'd even ditch the automatic first down, too, unless they want to make offensive PI a loss of down.

    The penalties should be equally severe, but it's far from that. It doesn't help it's a highly subjective penalty that can be difficult to get right in real time.




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