After officials negated a near-TD by Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Chicago and flagged Jacksonville’s Kassim Osgood for an excessive celebration, Del Rio said officials need to use more “common sense” when they apply NFL rules.
So the rule must change, even if the change comes not to the rule that made Johnson’s catch not a catch. At a minimum, the “second act” exception needs to be articulated and acknowledged in the official rule book, so that all officials will know about and factor the “second act” exception into their assessment of every catch or non-catch.
Topics:Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford
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Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.