Originally Posted by Beerfish
The Welker pi penalty is the exact reason that 'ground and pound' is a dinosaur offensive strategy. The way the game is called these days there is at least one, often two or three freebie bad pi calls or defensive holding calls each and every game. The team that doesn't throw the ball enough or effectively misses out on an extra 30-40 yards and 3 first downs per game.
Agreed. That was the now-departed Cam Cameron's game plan against the Pats this year. Worked like a charm, unfortunately.