DownvoteDon Posted August 24, 2015 Share Posted August 24, 2015 http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000514817/Suggs-tackles-Bradford-low-gets-flaggedTerrell Suggs was flagged for this hit on Sam Bradford's knees during the Ravens/Eagles pre season game, but the NFL issued a statement asserting that it was actually a legal hit and the flag was erroneous.Anyone who watches Georgia Tech knows the punishment the quarterback receives even when he does not have the ball. It has always baffled me why NFL quarterbacks don't get similar treatment.NFL Quarterbacks carrying out running fake are FAIR GAME.In college, an end can not indiscriminately tee off on the QB because the option goes to the outside, and there has to be containment on the pitchman. But most NFL teams running the read option fake the hand-off to the inside and the quarterback runs the ball or the fake to the outside. Seems like the end should simply be blasting the quarterback every time and not give a whit about crashing down if there is a hand off.Of course, Chip Kelly is quite the rules ace. He knows the risk he is exposing his QB's to, and that might explain why he has stockpiled mid range qb's without a real standout: Butt Fumbler, Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow, and Sam Bradford. (He coached against Barkley and [then still known as] Sanchez in the Pac 10)The lack of protection will also be key against the Panthers of course. Although this is nothing new, I hope the Quinn regime makes things a little less pleasant for Cam Newton. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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