The Bleergh Report – Week 6

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh, here’s the week six’s best and worst penalties. Here’s a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I’m not going to even try to find the tape for these, nor am I making any judgement call on the individual penalties.  I’m sure that there are plays that should have been called and were not, and other plays where the penalty wasn’t needed, depending on your fandom.  This is mainly me looking a some numbers and publishing my findings, so let me know if there’s something you would like to see added or removed to the list.

Here are the best (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week:

Team Penalty Result
DAL OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE TD nullified
NO OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
HOU DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE Turnover nullified

not much fun this week that I could find.

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.  I found a differnt way to do these, so now seeing more multiple flag plays.

Offence Defence Description
NE NYG (4:41) (SHOTGUN) 12-T.BRADY PASS DEEP MIDDLE TO 85-R.IZZO TO NE 33 FOR 20 YARDS (31-M.THOMAS). PENALTY ON NYG-21-J.PEPPERS, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED. PENALTY ON NYG-36-S.CHANDLER, ILLEGAL CONTACT, DECLINED.
TB CAR (:08) (PUNT FORMATION) PENALTY ON TB-98-A.NELSON, FALSE START, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT TB 26 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON TB-82-A.AUCLAIR, FALSE START, DECLINED.
JAX NO (1:08) (SHOTGUN) 15-G.MINSHEW SACKED AT JAX 27 FOR -3 YARDS (26-P.WILLIAMS). FUMBLES (26-P.WILLIAMS), RECOVERED BY JAX-27-L.FOURNETTE AT JAX 28. 27-L.FOURNETTE TO JAX 28 FOR NO GAIN (24-V.BELL). PENALTY ON NO-23-M.LATTIMORE, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT JAX 30 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON JAX-68-A.NORWELL, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
JAX NO (12:04) (SHOTGUN) 15-G.MINSHEW SCRAMBLES RIGHT END TO JAX 31 FOR 10 YARDS. PENALTY ON NO-94-C.JORDAN, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT JAX 21 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON JAX-74-C.ROBINSON, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
KC HOU (10:50) (SHOTGUN) 15-P.MAHOMES PASS SHORT LEFT TO 17-M.HARDMAN TO HOU 6 FOR 7 YARDS (20-J.REID). PENALTY ON KC-71-M.SCHWARTZ, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT HOU 13 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON KC-75-C.ERVING, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED.
KC HOU (5:00) (SHOTGUN) 15-P.MAHOMES PASS INCOMPLETE DEEP RIGHT TO 26-DAM.WILLIAMS. PENALTY ON HOU-37-J.ADDAE, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT KC 12 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON HOU-94-C.OMENIHU, DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE, DECLINED.
KC HOU (1:43) (SHOTGUN) 15-P.MAHOMES PASS INCOMPLETE SHORT LEFT TO 25-L.MCCOY. PENALTY ON HOU-57-B.SCARLETT, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT HOU 14 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON KC-76-L.DUVERNAY-TARDIF, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
JAX NO (11:11) (SHOTGUN) 15-G.MINSHEW PASS INCOMPLETE SHORT MIDDLE TO 87-G.SWAIM. PENALTY ON NO-56-D.DAVIS, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS, 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT JAX 27 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON NO-92-M.DAVENPORT, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, DECLINED.
NYJ DAL (13:25) (NO HUDDLE, SHOTGUN) 14-S.DARNOLD SCRAMBLES UP THE MIDDLE RAN OB AT DAL 30 FOR 24 YARDS (24-C.AWUZIE). PENALTY ON NYJ-72-B.SHELL, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT NYJ 46 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON DAL-58-R.QUINN, DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE, OFFSETTING.
ARI ATL (6:22) (NO HUDDLE) 1-K.MURRAY SACKED AT ATL 34 FOR 0 YARDS (44-V.BEASLEY). PENALTY ON ATL-44-V.BEASLEY, HORSE COLLAR TACKLE, 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT ATL 34 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON ATL-44-V.BEASLEY, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED.

Here are the worst (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week.

Team Penalty Result
SEA DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 yards
CIN ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 0 yards
BAL NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 2 yards
PHI DEFENSIVE HOLDING 3 yards
GB DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 3 yards
DAL DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 1 yard
DAL HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 2 yards
DEN FALSE START 1 yard
WAS DEFENSIVE HOLDING 2 yards

And here’s the total number of penalties per team this weekend.

Team Penalties against Penalties declined Penalty yards YTD penalties YTD penalty yards Ave yards per penalty Challenges Challenges Reversed
ARIZONA 9 1 57 55 330 6.00 0 0
ATLANTA 10 3 57 62 419 6.76 1 0
BALTIMORE 12 2 81 51 350 6.86 1 0
BUFFALO BYE 0 0 46 314 6.83 0 0
CAROLINA 3 0 30 40 256 6.40 0 0
CHICAGO BYE 0 0 51 356 6.98 0 0
CINCINNATI 5 1 20 45 291 6.47 1 0
CLEVELAND 10 1 83 68 451 6.63 1 0
DALLAS 10 1 68 55 460 8.36 0 0
DENVER 11 3 51 54 373 6.91 0 0
DETROIT 8 0 50 51 275 5.39 0 0
GREEN BAY 6 0 48 47 322 6.85 1 1
HOUSTON 12 2 55 56 406 7.25 1 0
INDIANAPOLIS BYE 0 0 33 189 5.73 0 0
JACKSONVILLE 2 0 15 55 369 6.71 1 0
KANSAS CITY 14 4 69 60 430 7.17 1 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 10 2 59 54 362 6.70 0 0
LOS ANGELES RAMS 9 1 74 45 335 7.44 0 0
MIAMI 6 1 45 37 219 5.92 0 0
MINNESOTA 5 1 30 58 415 7.16 1 1
NEW ENGLAND 3 0 20 42 312 7.43 0 0
NEW ORLEANS 6 2 20 57 341 5.98 1 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 6 1 40 42 299 7.12 2 0
NEW YORK JETS 10 1 105 51 370 7.25 0 0
OAKLAND BYE 0 0 44 323 7.34 0 0
PHILADELPHIA 6 0 45 42 332 7.90 0 0
PITTSBURGH 7 0 49 44 338 7.68 0 0
SAN FRANCISCO 10 0 65 52 361 6.94 1 1
SEATTLE 4 0 30 37 287 7.76 1 0
TAMPA BAY 10 2 65 56 331 5.91 1 1
TENNESSEE 6 0 40 45 360 8.00 0 0
WASHINGTON 6 0 56 61 372 6.10 1 0
Total 216 29 1427 1596 10948 6.87 16 4

 

Penalties by type

Name Number called Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 0 0.00%
CLIPPING 0 0.00%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 23 10.65%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 15 6.94%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 14 6.48%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 3 1.39%
DELAY OF GAME 7 3.24%
DISQUALIFICATION 0 0.00%
ENCROACHMENT 2 0.93%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 5 2.31%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 1 0.46%
FALSE START 28 12.96%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 3 1.39%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 1 0.46%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 10 4.63%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 4 1.85%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 1 0.46%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 5 2.31%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 0 0.00%
ILLEGAL MOTION 1 0.46%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 1 0.46%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 0 0.00%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 2 0.93%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 9 4.17%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 4 1.85%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 1 0.46%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 0 0.00%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 4 1.85%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 49 22.69%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 7 3.24%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 2 0.93%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 2 0.93%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 0 0.00%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 5 2.31%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 0 0.00%
TAUNTING 1 0.46%
TRIPPING 0 0.00%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 5 2.31%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 1 0.46%
Total 216 100%

*note that the zeros are penalties called from previous weeks but still in the list.  Way too lazy to remove them.

Offensive holding with over 22% of the total penalties called this week, up from week 5 of just over 20%.

Total number of penalties are down from 277 last week to 216 this week with 4 teams on bye.

NFL rule explained

I was curious as to what “Illegal touch kick” meant so went to the NFL rule book\PDF (yikes), and it’s defined as:

A player of the kicking team, who has been out of bounds, may not touch or recover a
scrimmage kick beyond the line of scrimmage until it has been touched by a kicking team player who has
not been out of bounds, or until it has been touched by a player of the receiving team beyond the line.

So, once out of bounds, you can’t be the first defensive player to touch the ball on a kick.  The more you know.

OK, so in the preamble I say that I’m not going to find video of these, but have found a few of these penalties in a reddit thread (thanks RTD).  This thread is about the worst penalties of the week.  I saw the first two live and still don’t know why.  For the last two, I’m a Packers fan and still don’t see the issue.

The Landry

The Kelce

The Flowers x2

Flowers 1

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

and thanks to http://nflsavant.com for the data.

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Has the NFL admitted wrong doing on the GB/Detroit game yet?

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