Originally Posted by Rob0729
The Pats run a lot of crossing patterns over the middle. That caused a lot of natural picks. Not all natural picks are illegal.
For me, as long as every team could do it I'm not going to gripe. The very last thing I would ever want to see would be yellow flags on every g'damn play. I can't watch basketball for that reason. Lots of flags starts to equal tight, uninteresting play from teams too. I would - however - be all for rescinding that 5yd rule or at least defining it more tightly. I still don't have a clear idea of when refs are supposed to call it or not, and sometimes it seems like the refs don't either.