The 3 worst calls from Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season
Week 11 features game-changing decisions from officials that, right or wrong, affect the final results of several playoff teams.
You think we’re done with mockery? Not a jot.
As it turns out, the crew doesn’t know where to start with a vague rule that constantly has to be explained.
The truth of the matter is that we don’t know who should protect the mockers. It’s certainly hell not helping the players. If anything, it restricts their freedom of speech. Meanwhile, viewers repeatedly complained that mocking would detract from the fun of the game, slow down the action, and harm their team when it matters most.
What is mocking in the NFL?
FanSided’s Jaleel Grandberry described the mockery in an article earlier this season:
“According to the NFL’s rule book, taunting is defined as “malicious behavior or words between teams”. The rather vague definition carries with it difficult consequences. The original call was a 15-yard penalty. If a player gets two taunt penalties, he is out of the game. After the federation offices review the matter, the players may be fined and/or suspended.
Imagine being pushed out to the target. Here’s the video the NFL sent out to all the pre-season teams:
However, the next rule still makes no sense.
Cowboys may never recover from Cylde Edwards-Helaire’s taunts
CEH came back from injury on Sunday, scoring in the Chiefs’ final 19-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. In the process, Edwards-Helaire received one of the worst penalties of the day, when he was called out for taunts during a touchdown run for pointing at Cowboys defender Luke Gifford.
Dallas didn’t expect that call, nor did he gesture toward the Cowboys bench or the operating crew. It’s completely unnecessary and slows down the game. Professional soccer players must be allowed to celebrate, even if it means bragging after a touchdown.
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