Some are calling it the Legion of Boom rule, I am calling it, we really want to Peyton Manning to win another Super Bowl rule.
PFT explains how the NFL wants to limit defensive backs even more.
As explained by FOX’s Mike Pereira on Twitter, a former NFL V.P. of officiating, illegal contact and defensive holding will be a point of emphasis in 2014.
As a practical matter, it’s the Legion of Boom rule. In 2013, the Seahawks brazenly committed illegal contact and holding, knowing that, if illegal contact happens on every play, the officials won’t throw a flag on every play. In an intriguing segment that aired on NBCSN’s NFL Turning Point, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was displaying to a teammate on the practice field techniques for concealing illegal contact.
This year, the officials may be far more inclined to throw flags.
Each year, more and more rules are put in place or emphasized to make it harder to play defense in the NFL, so this isn’t a surprised.