Originally Posted by Grey
I agree completely. It's as if they are trying to take the toughness out of football, and teams that build their success on a physical style get the worst of it.
I think that for unnecessary roughness calls, there should be a 5 yard and a 15 yard version, just like the facemask penalties. That way Ike would have only gotten a 5 yard penalty. Some of these calls are following the rules, but the intent is not there to warrant 15 yards.
Here we go.
I have to agree with you on that one. In a game like that when emotions are high, it's tough to control yourself on the field.