Statement from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent

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Statement from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent

Football Information 2018 Regular English

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Statement from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations
Troy Vin​cent

The NFL Competition Committee met last night by conference call to discuss the enforcement of roughing the passer rules with a specific emphasis on the use of body weight by the defender. The committee reviewed video of roughing the passer fouls from both this season to date and 2017.

In reiterating its position on quarterback protection, the committee determined there would be no changes to the point of emphasis approved this spring or to the rule, of which the body weight provision has been in place since 1995.

To ensure consistency in officiating the rule, the committee clarified techniques that constitute a foul.

Video feedback will continue to be provided throughout the season to coaches, players and officials illustrating clear examples of permissible and impermissible contact on the quarterback. https://tinyurl.com/y6vqjg54​