* A receiver attempting to catch a pass or one who has not completed a catch and hasn't had time to protect himself or hasn't clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player.
I've been reading that for 10 minutes and don't understand it. How the hell is a defensive player supposed to diagnose whether or not a WR is able to avoid or ward off contact in a matter of half a second?
Remember those old "You wouldn't make it in the NFL" commercials where the guy faints on the table after the trainer pops the guys finger back into place? I'm starting to think maybe I could
now make it in the NFL.
From this year on, all WR's stats should have an asterisk next to them. Not to take anything away from them, but even when I played in high school there was always guys playing WR who were afraid to get hit. They didn't last long on the team. Now they know they can do whatever they want and can't be touched until they have come down with the ball, secured it, surveyed the field, and made a move to avoid the tackle. This is crap man.