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There Will Be No ‘Calvin Johnson Rule’


Just passing this along.  According to PFT there will be now "Calvin Johnson Rule" in the NFL next year. It appears that the NFL competition committee has come to the conclusion that changing the rule would make it to hard to officiate.  

The ruling on the field was a painful reminder that officiating tends to go against the Lions. Case in point, the Lions vs the Eagles. A similar play happened in that came and the receiver was awarded a catch. The Lions then had to use a challenge to tell the refs "hey, that's the same thing that happened last week and you guys said it wasn't a catch in our favor."  I hate to stir the pot of officials being against the Lions, but it wasn't until other players (namely division foe Visanthe Shiancoe of the Vikings) pointed out publicly that Detroit has a lot of questionable calls and no calls go against them. 

 

There will be no "Calvin Johnson Rule." How about a "Stephen Peterman Chop block rule?" The "Ndamukong Suh two hand touch football rule?" The "You can pull a player down by the hair and it's legal unless you're a Detroit Lions Rule" Did anybody forget the "Launching yourself at the knee's of a QB is a penalty unless the QB's name is Shaun Hill Rule" that was invoked by the Giants? Okay, I think my rant has gone on long enough. 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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