Dear NFL, Not All Interceptions Are the QB’s Fault: Time for a Rule Change!

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I am so sick of watching a quarterback throw a perfect spiral that splits two defenders, only to see Braylon Edwards bounce it off his facemask into the arms of cornerback. "Oh! IN THE FACE!"
Then the stat sheet reads an interception against the quarterback. 
I'm sorry. Am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely ridiculous?
In baseball, if a pitch goes past the catcher, a ruling is instantly made whether or not it is a wild pitch or a passed ball. A wild pitch means it was the pitcher's fault. That he threw it like Nuke LaLoosh and knocked out the Bulls mascot. If it's a passed ball it means that it's the catcher's fault. He Buckner'ed it. Same goes for hits and errors.
Do you want to know why this is done? Because these things are different. Somebody up in a booth somewhere reviews the footage and makes the call. It's that easy.
So why then can't the NFL implement the same idea on thrown passes? They already spend at least 10 minutes a game reviewing...

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