Dec 6, 17, 08:01 AM #1
NFL Rules QuestionI am one that seems to know the rules well, but something happened in the Bengals Steelers Monday game.
The illegal hit Juju Smith-Schuster put on Burfict. There was a live ball unnecessary roughness(live ball penalty), then an after the whistle taunting (dead ball penalty).
Rewind. Back to the playoff game with the same teams on 1/9/16.
Burfict made an illegal hit on Antonio Brown, then Pacman Jones got a personal foul after the play.
The difference that I noticed is that the game Monday night, only 1 penalty was enforced. However in 2016 BOTH penalties were enforced (30 yards instead of 15).
Both situations had a live ball penalty, and a dead ball penalty. Why was only 1 enforced in 2017, and both enforced in 2016?Advertisement
Dec 6, 17, 08:04 AM #2As posted in the game thread, Dave Lapham said the officials ruling was both fouls on Juju were live ball penalties. They said the unsportsmanlike penalty was not a dead ball penalty.
Dec 6, 17, 08:19 AM #3As VOR stated, the taunting was a live ball penalty. He stood over Burfict as the play was still going on. As you can see in this picture, Bell is still up and the play is still going as Juju is over Burfict.
Dec 6, 17, 10:12 AM #4
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Dec 6, 17, 10:34 AM #5Gotcha. I think the rule is a bad rule then. If there is a live penalty. All 11 players can taunt and it is still penalized the same. What stops another Steeler during that play from taking another unnecessary roughness before the whistle?
By the way this was ruled, it is as if you can only mark 1 penalty off as long as it is a live ball. So if you see roughing the passer, why not taunt, hit people out of the play, blindside hit, clip, facemask, and chop block everyone before the whistle?
If the rule was enforced correctly I am not mad at the refs, I am mad at the rule.
Dec 6, 17, 11:59 AM #6
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Dec 6, 17, 12:09 PM #7
My purposal is separating unnecessary roughness or other personal foul, with taunting.
They already have the 2 unsportsmanlike ejection.