keasley45":1zu18594 said:Hockey Guy":1zu18594 said:keasley45":1zu18594 said:The only mistake you can say Flowers made for certain is not getting a better jam off the line. Can't let the receiver get off like that. Agree with whoever said he should have played outside leverage, but he might have been doing it the way it was drawn up.
We're living in the past with this "jam off the line" narrative. They changed the rules because of the LOB & is almost impossible to do effectively without taking a penalty.
Well aware of the rule change. You can still slow the wr down off the line. Our CBs used to fight them off the line for the first 5 yards - lots of redirection, jabbing, (grabbing when they could get away with it) and the like. That's what the NFL disallowed.
The receivers, by the rules, are allowed to get off the line pretty clean nowadays. The DB can possibly take away 1 direction but if the QB & WR are on the same page he just goes the other way for an easy TD if the throw is on target. We've seen lots of examples of this all over the NFL the last few years & explained by the analysts. If the pressure doesn't get there, this is easy-peasy for any NFL QB.