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alittlejazzbird 08-21-2009 11:45 AM

PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
...and wherever he is today, James Harrison is smiling...
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Pereira says offensive holding calls will rise in 2009
Posted by Tom Curran on August 21, 2009 12:09 PM ET

Mike Pereira, the NFL's V.P. of officiating, attended Thursday night's game between the Bengals and Patriots at Gillette Stadium. It was a normal course of action for the soon-to-be-retiring Pereira, who likes to get around to as many camps as possible, in order to visit directly with teams and officiating crews.

Asked what rules changes/emphasises (emphases?) he feels will be impactful in 2009, Pereira's response was immediate.

"Offensive holding."

According to stats compiled by the league, officials made 587 offensive holding calls in 2008. It was the second-most called penalty, behind false starts (653) and ahead of offside (313).

As a whole, total penalties were at their lowest point (3,392) since 1992 (3,344).

And the drop in holding calls was noticeable. In 2005, officials threw flags for holding 880 times, a difference of nearly 300.

Pereira said that, in breaking down video of all games from 2008, officials failed to penalize 177 holding calls. He said there were also "about 50 missed calls, for more than 220 mistakes in total."

Pereira added, "From more than 3,200 plays, that's not that bad, but it's something we're working on."

This preseason, he already has seen more flags thrown for offensive holding. "I'm OK with [the increase] because I think the players will adjust," Pereira said. "We need to see less grabbing, less hooking, less of guys getting their hands outside. It was getting to the point where a lot of hooks and even take downs were getting through."

After the game, we mentioned the new emphasis to Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.

"Really? I don't like to hear that," he replied.

[Editor's note: Palmer likely also felt at that same moment a searing pain in the lightning-shaped scar on his left knee.]

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...lls-will-rise/

revefsreleets 08-21-2009 12:30 PM

Re: PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
Hmmmm...687?

687/32 =21.5 per team.

WAIT a second.

687/30 (The Patriots and Colts don't GET called for holding) = 22.9

Add the 300 calls this year, and that means that the average NFL team NOT named the Patriots or Colts will have 25% MORE holding penalties, or about 33 as opposed to 23 per year. That's probably 10 extra drives a year that get stalled out per team. That could HURT. Then again, since Harrison gets HELD 25 times a game, if they CALL 25% more, we can look forward to our defense being the BENEFICIARY of 5 extra holding calls a game. Sweet!

fansince'76 08-21-2009 12:35 PM

Re: PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
I can already hear the crybabies now: "DA STEALERZ BOT OFF DA REFFS AGIN!" :yawn:

The_WARDen 08-21-2009 12:35 PM

Re: PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by revefsreleets (Post 642243)
Hmmmm...687?

687/32 =21.5 per team.

WAIT a second.

687/30 (The Patriots and Colts don't GET called for holding) = 22.9

Add the 300 calls this year, and that means that the average NFL team NOT named the Patriots or Colts will have 25% MORE holding penalties, or about 33 as opposed to 23 per year. That's probably 10 extra drives a year that get stalled out per team. That could HURT. Then again, since Harrison gets HELD 25 times a game, if they CALL 25% more, we can look forward to our defense being the BENEFICIARY of 5 extra holding calls a game. Sweet!

Whatever he said...
:noidea:

TheWarDen86 08-21-2009 01:14 PM

Re: PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
Steelers/Ravens games are going to end up having more sacks than points! lol

RoethlisBURGHer 08-21-2009 01:21 PM

Re: PFT.com: Pereira Says Offensive Holding Penatlies Will Rise in 2009
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheWarDen86 (Post 642256)
Steelers/Ravens games are going to end up having more sacks than points! lol

Poor Joe Flacco, his jersey won't be white when he plays in Pittsburgh....it will be green (or mud).


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