The Bleergh Report – Week 9

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh (the God of Penalties), here’s the week nine’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
TB OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
DAL OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
SF OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
GB DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE FIELD GOAL nullified *
TEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE Fumble nullified

*The LAC chose to take the penalty to get a new set of downs, instead of the points.

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.

Offence Defence Description
DET OAK (:54) (NO HUDDLE, SHOTGUN) 9-M.STAFFORD PASS INCOMPLETE DEEP LEFT TO 19-K.GOLLADAY [99-A.KEY]. PENALTY ON OAK-99-A.KEY, ROUGHING THE PASSER, DECLINED. PENALTY ON OAK-26-N.LAWSON, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, 26 YARDS, ENFORCED AT OAK 34 – NO PLAY.
OAK DET (15:00) (SHOTGUN) 4-D.CARR PASS INCOMPLETE SHORT MIDDLE TO 12-Z.JONES (25-W.HARRIS). PENALTY ON DET-25-W.HARRIS, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT DET 3 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON OAK-64-R.INCOGNITO, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS, OFFSETTING.
DAL NYG (8:41) (SHOTGUN) 4-D.PRESCOTT PASS SHORT LEFT TO 18-R.COBB FOR 17 YARDS, TOUCHDOWN NULLIFIED BY PENALTY [99-L.WILLIAMS]. PENALTY ON DAL-77-T.SMITH, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT NYG 17 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON NYG-99-L.WILLIAMS, ROUGHING THE PASSER, OFFSETTING.
MIA NYJ (11:30) 64-C.REED REPORTED IN AS ELIGIBLE.  27-K.BALLAGE RIGHT GUARD TO MIA 17 FOR 1 YARD (51-B.COPELAND). PENALTY ON MIA-64-C.REED, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 8 YARDS, ENFORCED AT MIA 16 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON MIA-19-J.GRANT, ILLEGAL FORMATION, DECLINED.
TEN CAR (9:58) 17-R.TANNEHILL PASS SHORT MIDDLE INTENDED FOR 11-A.BROWN INTERCEPTED BY 26-D.JACKSON AT TEN 31. 26-D.JACKSON TO TEN 31 FOR NO GAIN (64-N.DAVIS). PENALTY ON TEN-84-C.DAVIS, FACE MASK (15 YARDS), 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT TEN 30. PENALTY ON TEN-11-A.BROWN, OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, DECLINED.
TEN CAR (6:01) (SHOTGUN) 17-R.TANNEHILL PASS INCOMPLETE DEEP RIGHT TO 84-C.DAVIS. PENALTY ON CAR-24-J.BRADBERRY, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT TEN 39 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON TEN-64-N.DAVIS, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, OFFSETTING.
NYG DAL (2:07) (NO HUDDLE, SHOTGUN) 8-D.JONES PASS SHORT RIGHT TO 26-S.BARKLEY PUSHED OB AT NYG 38 FOR NO GAIN (27-J.LEWIS). PENALTY ON DAL-79-M.BENNETT, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, DECLINED. PENALTY ON DAL-90-D.LAWRENCE, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS, 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT NYG 38.
GB LAC 2-M.CROSBY KICKS 52 YARDS FROM GB 35 TO LAC 13. 20-D.KING TO LAC 20 FOR 7 YARDS (13-A.LAZARD). PENALTY ON GB-28-T.BROWN, OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT GB 35 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON GB-28-T.BROWN, ILLEGAL FORMATION, DECLINED.

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

Team Penalty Result
TB DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 0 yard
TB FALSE START 4 yards
NE NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 3 yards
GB DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 0 yard
DET DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 0 yard
CHI NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 4 yards
TB ILLEGAL TOUCH PASS 0 yard
DAL OFFENSIVE HOLDING 0 yard
BAL FALSE START 4 yards
MIA DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 2 yards
CAR DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 0 yard
CHI NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 4 yards

Here are the Best (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week.  As usual all DPI.

Team Penalty Result
TB DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 38 yards
SEA DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 16 yards
IND DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 24 yards
NYJ DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 25 yards
CAR DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 42 yards
PIT DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 35 yards
NYG DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 26 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 11 2 65 7.22 81 510 6.30 1 0
ATLANTA Bye 0 0 n/a 72 507 7.04 0 0
BALTIMORE 5 1 34 8.50 67 459 6.85 0 0
BUFFALO 4 2 20 10.00 69 474 6.87 0 0
CAROLINA 9 2 77 11.00 60 403 6.72 0 0
CHICAGO 10 1 70 7.78 69 478 6.93 0 0
CINCINNATI Bye 0 0 n/a 59 381 6.46 0 0
CLEVELAND 6 1 40 8.00 89 576 6.47 1 0
DALLAS 11 1 89 8.90 73 604 8.27 0 0
DENVER 8 1 55 7.86 80 549 6.86 0 0
DETROIT 6 0 35 5.83 74 452 6.11 0 0
GREEN BAY 9 2 40 5.71 64 407 6.36 0 0
HOUSTON 7 0 60 8.57 81 560 6.91 0 0
INDIANAPOLIS 9 2 89 12.71 62 426 6.87 1 0
JACKSONVILLE 6 2 34 8.50 85 603 7.09 1 0
KANSAS CITY 6 2 25 6.25 75 531 7.08 1 1
LOS ANGELES RAMS Bye 0 0 n/a 70 435 6.21 0 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 5 0 45 9.00 65 462 7.11 0 0
MIAMI 6 1 43 8.60 57 352 6.18 1 0
MINNESOTA 5 1 35 8.75 80 584 7.30 1 0
NEW ENGLAND 7 0 48 6.86 62 484 7.81 0 0
NEW ORLEANS Bye 0 0 n/a 66 391 5.92 0 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 9 1 71 8.88 64 464 7.25 1 0
NEW YORK JETS 12 2 105 10.50 81 618 7.63 1 0
OAKLAND 11 2 70 7.78 75 590 7.87 1 0
PHILADELPHIA 9 1 75 9.38 67 497 7.42 0 0
PITTSBURGH 5 0 70 14.00 57 462 8.11 2 0
SAN FRANCISCO 8 0 75 9.38 52 413 7.94 0 0
SEATTLE 4 0 45 11.25 71 476 6.70 1 0
TAMPA BAY 11 0 82 7.45 77 488 6.34 1 1
TENNESSEE 11 1 84 8.40 69 555 8.04 1 1
WASHINGTON 5 2 15 5.00 79 475 6.01 0 0
Total 215 30 1596 8.63 2252 15666 6.97 15 3

 

Penalties by type

Name Number called Percentage YTD YTD Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 1 0.47% 8 0.36%
CLIPPING 0 0.00% 1 0.04%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00% 2 0.09%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 11 5.12% 187 8.30%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 16 7.44% 117 5.20%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 16 7.44% 137 6.08%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 4 1.86% 23 1.02%
DELAY OF GAME 2 0.93% 69 3.06%
DELAY OF KICKOFF 0 0.00% 1 0.04%
DISQUALIFICATION 0 0.00% 8 0.36%
ENCROACHMENT 1 0.47% 16 0.71%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 4 1.86% 46 2.04%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 1 0.47% 6 0.27%
FALSE START 30 13.95% 299 13.28%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 1 0.47% 10 0.44%
ILLEGAL BAT 0 0.00% 2 0.09%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 2 0.93% 17 0.75%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 7 3.26% 93 4.13%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 1 0.47% 27 1.20%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 1 0.47% 10 0.44%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 4 1.86% 48 2.13%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 1 0.47% 4 0.18%
ILLEGAL MOTION 0 0.00% 9 0.40%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 5 2.33% 40 1.78%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 0 0.00% 3 0.13%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 0 0.00% 3 0.13%
ILLEGAL TOUCH PASS 1 0.47% 1 0.04%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 11 5.12% 77 3.42%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 3 1.40% 30 1.33%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 1 0.47% 16 0.71%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00% 1 0.04%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 1 0.47% 3 0.13%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 1 0.47% 16 0.71%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 10 4.65% 81 3.60%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 49 22.79% 539 23.93%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 4 1.86% 80 3.55%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 1 0.47% 9 0.40%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 1 0.47% 7 0.31%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 1 0.47% 3 0.13%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00% 2 0.09%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 6 2.79% 83 3.69%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 2 0.93% 9 0.40%
TAUNTING 1 0.47% 7 0.31%
TRIPPING 1 0.47% 3 0.13%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 10 4.65% 82 3.64%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 3 1.40% 17 0.75%

*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 22% of the total penalties called this week, up from week 8 of 21%.

Total number of penalties are down from 240 last week to 215 this week with 4 teams on bye.

NFL rule explained

New to the ever growing penalty list, this week is “Illegal Touch Pass”.  From the inter-webs

ILLEGAL TOUCHING OF A FORWARD PASS.
It is a foul for illegal touching if a forward pass (legal or illegal) thrown from behind the line of scrimmage:
(a) is first touched intentionally or is caught by an originally ineligible offensive player;
or
Penalty: Loss of five yards at the previous spot.
(b) first touches or is caught by an eligible receiver who has gone out of bounds, either of his own volition or by being legally forced out of bounds, and has re-established himself inbounds.
Penalty:
Loss of down at the previous spot.
Notes:
(1) If a forward pass (legal or illegal) is caught by an ineligible offensive player, the ball remains alive.
32 Rule 8, Section 1
(2) The bat of a pass in flight by any player does not end a pass, nor does it change the impetus if the bat
sends it in touch.
(3) If a player touches the ball after having been out of bounds, but prior to re-establishing himself inbounds with both
feet or any part of his body other than his hands, the pass is incomplete, and there is no penalty for illegal touching.

In this week’s case ( TB vs SEA), the receiver (S.MILLER) was out of bounds and caught the ball.

 

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

Thanks to http://nflsavant.com for the raw play by play data.

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I think more penalties would be a fair trade off for a better Trubisky

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NOVEL FLAG FOR THE FLAG GODS! Well done, GTD!