The Bleergh Report – Week 8

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh, here’s the week eights’s best and worst penalties. Here’s a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I may or may not 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 bestest (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week:

Team Penalty Result
GB OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
NO OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
SF OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE TD nullified
DEN UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS FIELD GOAL nullified
TB DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE PICKERCEPTION nullified

 

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.

Offence Defence Description
LA CIN (10:42) 16-J.GOFF PASS SHORT MIDDLE TO 30-T.GURLEY TO CIN 33 FOR 3 YARDS (94-S.HUBBARD). PENALTY ON LA-77-A.WHITWORTH, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT CIN 36 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON LA-73-D.EDWARDS, INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS, DECLINED.
PIT MIA (9:01) (SHOTGUN) 2-M.RUDOLPH PASS SHORT LEFT TO 24-B.SNELL PUSHED OB AT MIA 25 FOR 16 YARDS (49-S.EGUAVOEN). PENALTY ON PIT-73-R.FOSTER, OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, DECLINED. PENALTY ON PIT-53-M.POUNCEY, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT MIA 41 – NO PLAY.
SEA ATL (6:24) (SHOTGUN) 3-R.WILSON PASS INCOMPLETE DEEP RIGHT TO 16-T.LOCKETT. PENALTY ON SEA-78-D.FLUKER, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT ATL 16 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON ATL-20-K.SHEFFIELD, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, OFFSETTING.
NO ARI (14:39) (NO HUDDLE, SHOTGUN) 9-D.BREES PASS SHORT LEFT TO 19-T.GINN RAN OB AT ARI 5 FOR 7 YARDS (21-P.PETERSON). PENALTY ON ARI, DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT ARI 12 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON ARI-90-J.BULLARD, DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE, DECLINED.
WAS MIN (9:10) (SHOTGUN) 7-D.HASKINS SACKED AT WAS 22 FOR -8 YARDS (95-I.ODENIGBO). PENALTY ON WAS, ILLEGAL SHIFT, DECLINED. PENALTY ON WAS-72-D.PENN, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED.
TEN TB (3:56) (SHOTGUN) 17-R.TANNEHILL PASS DEEP MIDDLE INTENDED FOR 84-C.DAVIS INTERCEPTED BY 33-C.DAVIS AT TEN 42. 33-C.DAVIS TO TEN 42 FOR NO GAIN (84-C.DAVIS). PENALTY ON TB-33-C.DAVIS, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, 17 YARDS, ENFORCED AT TEN 25 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON TB-50-V.VEA, ROUGHING THE PASSER, DECLINED.

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

Team Penalty Result
SF DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 1 yard
IND OFFENSIVE HOLDING 4 yards
IND DEFENSIVE HOLDING 4 yards
LA ROUGHING THE PASSER 4 yards
NYJ LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 1 yard
LAC DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 2 yards
LAC HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 4 yards
TEN DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 4 yards
DEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 3 yards

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

Team Penalty Result
IND DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 24 yards
TEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 43 yards
MIA DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 25 yards
DET DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 25 yards
MIN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 19 yards
TB DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 20 yards
NE DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 yards
IND DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 22 yards

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

Team Penalties against Penalties declined Penalty yards Ave yards per penalty YTD penalties YTD penalty yards YTD Ave yards per penalty Challenges Challenges Reversed
ARIZONA 5 1 30 6.00 70 445 6.36 0 0
ATLANTA 5 0 40 8.00 72 507 7.04 0 0
BALTIMORE BYE 0 0 n/a 62 425 6.85 0 0
BUFFALO 10 2 57 5.70 65 454 6.98 0 0
CAROLINA 11 2 70 6.36 51 326 6.39 0 0
CHICAGO 5 0 42 8.40 59 408 6.92 0 0
CINCINNATI 7 1 40 5.71 59 381 6.46 0 0
CLEVELAND 15 2 85 5.67 83 536 6.46 2 0
DALLAS BYE 0 0 n/a 62 515 8.31 0 0
DENVER 12 2 88 7.33 72 494 6.86 0 0
DETROIT 8 1 75 9.38 68 417 6.13 0 0
GREEN BAY 5 1 25 5.00 55 367 6.67 1 1
HOUSTON 8 1 50 6.25 74 500 6.76 0 0
INDIANAPOLIS 11 1 103 9.36 53 337 6.36 1 1
JACKSONVILLE 10 1 70 7.00 79 569 7.20 1 0
KANSAS CITY 3 0 30 10.00 69 506 7.33 1 0
LOS ANGELES RAMS 10 2 49 4.90 70 435 6.21 0 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 11 3 53 4.82 60 417 6.95 0 0
MIAMI 7 2 45 6.43 51 309 6.06 0 0
MINNESOTA 9 2 74 8.22 75 549 7.32 0 0
NEW ENGLAND 4 0 32 8.00 55 436 7.93 0 0
NEW ORLEANS 2 0 15 7.50 66 391 5.92 0 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 5 0 44 8.80 55 393 7.15 0 0
NEW YORK JETS 10 0 83 8.30 69 513 7.43 0 0
OAKLAND 11 0 100 9.09 64 520 8.13 1 0
PHILADELPHIA 6 2 44 7.33 58 422 7.28 0 0
PITTSBURGH 10 2 60 6.00 52 392 7.54 1 1
SAN FRANCISCO 5 1 31 6.20 44 338 7.68 0 0
SEATTLE 13 3 60 4.62 67 431 6.43 0 0
TAMPA BAY 10 2 70 7.00 66 406 6.15 0 0
TENNESSEE 6 0 77 12.83 58 471 8.12 0 0
WASHINGTON 6 2 46 7.67 74 460 6.22 0 0
Total 240 36 1688 7.03 2037 14070 6.93 8 3

 

Penalties by type

Name Number called Percentage YTD YTD Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 1 0.42% 7 0.34%
CLIPPING 0 0.00% 1 0.05%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 17 7.08% 176 8.64%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 14 5.83% 101 4.96%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 7.08% 121 5.94%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 1 0.42% 19 0.93%
DELAY OF GAME 7 2.92% 67 3.29%
DELAY OF KICKOFF 1 0.42% 1 0.05%
DISQUALIFICATION 0 0.00% 8 0.39%
ENCROACHMENT 0 0.00% 15 0.74%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 4 1.67% 42 2.06%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 5 0.25%
FALSE START 37 15.42% 269 13.21%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 2 0.83% 9 0.44%
ILLEGAL BAT 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 0 0.00% 15 0.74%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 10 4.17% 86 4.22%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 2 0.83% 26 1.28%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 2 0.83% 9 0.44%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 7 2.92% 44 2.16%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 0 0.00% 3 0.15%
ILLEGAL MOTION 1 0.42% 9 0.44%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 6 2.50% 35 1.72%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 0 0.00% 3 0.15%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 0 0.00% 3 0.15%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 9 3.75% 66 3.24%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 4 1.67% 27 1.33%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 1 0.42% 15 0.74%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00% 1 0.05%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 3 1.25% 15 0.74%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 11 4.58% 71 3.49%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 51 21.25% 490 24.05%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 14 5.83% 76 3.73%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 0.00% 8 0.39%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 0 0.00% 6 0.29%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 6 2.50% 77 3.78%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 2 0.83% 7 0.34%
TAUNTING 0 0.00% 6 0.29%
TRIPPING 0 0.00% 2 0.10%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 10 4.17% 72 3.53%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 0 0.00% 14 0.69%

*note that the zeros are penalties called from previous weeks but still in the list.  Way too lazy to remove them and it ups my word count. Ha.

Offensive holding with over 21% of the total penalties called this week, way down from week 7 of 28%.

Total number of penalties are up from 201 last week to 2040 this week with 2 teams on bye.

NFL rule explained

New to the ever growing penalty list this week is “Delay of Kickoff”.  It’s pretty much what you expect, in that the kick off didn’t happen before the play clock expired.  Still a fun one and it happened to NE of all teams.  I assume this is the last we’ll see Mike Nugent.

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

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

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King Hippo

I somehow missed the Delay of Kickoff flag. Never seen that before.

At least Donks WOO!!! are ELITE in pleasing BLEERGH.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Another term for Balls; Cincinnati Bow-tie.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

One of the “horse collar” tackles.

BULLSHIT.

But there we have it.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I’m sure at full speed it looked like a donkey collar.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Time to shovel the driveway.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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ballsofsteelandfury

That roughing the passer for 4 yards must have felt pretty good for the guy that did it.

Horatio Cornblower

There isn’t a defensive player, coach, or coordinator in the league that wouldn’t trade 4 yards for a chance to level Brady or Rodgers.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

There isn’t a competent defensive player, coach, or coordinator in the league that wouldn’t trade 4 yards for a chance to level Brady or Rodgers.

Fixed that for you.
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Horatio Cornblower

Ah yes, I had forgotten ‘The Jets Corollary’ Point well made.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Mike Nugent? More like Mike New-Gent, amirite? Cause he’s gonna get fired and replaced with a newer gentleman! Get it? Ha ha ha ha ha yeah!

[and since it’s the Patriots, he’ll probably be replaced with Roberto Aguayo, who will have a career resurgence and go on to have a fifteen year Pro Bowl career]

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Aw shucks….. more defensive touching….. sure.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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