Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Pete Carroll on current rules regarding quarterback hits: Its not right
Eagles Forum > Philadelphia Eagles Message Board > Philadelphia Eagles or Football Related Discussion

Posted by Mike Florio on August 24, 2015, 10:23 PM EDT
Russell Wilson, Dee Ford AP

Two years ago, former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was concerned about hits on his mobile quarterback. Now, Harbaughs former nemesis has the same concern.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll commented on the topic of contact with running quarterbacks two days after Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs applied a clean, legal (and low) hit to Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford after a handoff.

[W]ell be very much a part of that discussion if things continue like its going, because its not right, Carroll said in comments distributed by the team. Weve been involved in that discussion with the league since Russell [Wilson] has been here, weve had the running quarterback. Were really tuned into that so Im anxious to see what comes up, because it certainly is not the way to want it to go. I would think, as we always here in the preseason to over-officiate, I think this is an area in particular that Im sure well hear something this week.

Its not clear what Carroll and the Seahawks are expecting to hear this week, given that NFL V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino already has reiterated the notion that the quarterback is fair game until hes clearly out of the play.

And that wont be changing. Quarterbacks only get special protections as passers, not as runners. For teams with running quarterbacks, the rules are no different than if they had a running back lined up under centre.
Thinking that Bradford will run the ball is like thinking Brady or Peyton will run the ball. As runners, they're all in the same league. If that had been one of those two who Suggs hit he'd probably have been suspended. Isn't Blandino the same tool who was caught partying with Stephen Jones on the Cowboys bus a couple of years ago?
QUOTE (Zero @ Aug 25 2015, 06:43 AM) *
Thinking that Bradford will run the ball is like thinking Brady or Peyton will run the ball. As runners, they're all in the same league. Chip should not put the QB at risk trying to fool the defenders after the snap. he should drop or hand off like the other teams do that dont have a mobile QB. i guess he is trying to buy a second of indecision by the DE but the cost will be the QB's health
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders said it best:

Gotta stop sobbin at all
Stop, stop, stop
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2018 Invision Power Services, Inc.