Tag Archives: Defenseless Reciever

Danieal Manning penalized for possibly the worst “defenseless receiver” call ever

After all the criticism the NFL has taken the last few years for bad calls and questionable helmet to helmet and defenseless receiver penalties, I thought that the refs would be at the top of their game this year to … Continue reading

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Refs Miss Defenseless Reciever Call in Superbowl

After a season full of penalties for hits on defenseless receivers, I was pretty surprised that the Packers got away with what looked to me like a textbook penalty. Late in the third quarter the Steelers fail to convert a … Continue reading

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What is a defenseless receiver? A comparison of hits.

This season the NFL has taken a very strong stand on player safety.  As a result of this we have seen more penalties called for hits on a “defenseless receiver”.  But what exactly is a defenseless receiver?  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Questionable non call on Brent Celek hit helps Packers hold off Eagles

All season long we have seen defenders get flagged for hitting defenseless receivers.  We have been told by the NFL that even if a defensive player does not lead with his helmet, if he launches his body into a defenseless … Continue reading

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Eagles Flagged for Questionable “Defenseless Reciever” Hit

Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit that left Colts wideout Austin Collie motionless for several minutes In the 3rd quarter of the Eagles Colts Game.  The Eagles were extremely upset that the hit drew … Continue reading

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