from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations
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