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If the tackler/blocker launches a legal hit and the other player instinctively lowers his shoulder and helmet just an inch to deflect the blow, who gets the penalty for creating an illegal hit? Will that slight lowering even be perceptible in real time?
In a nanosecond, with no forethought or intent to deceive, the "victim" has turned a legal hit into a 15-yard penalty and (albeit temporary, we hope) ejection.
Furthermore, how can the ejection be reviewable but the 15-yard penalty NOT be--for the same act and for violation of the same rule?
This rule is UNWORKABLE, and my sympathies are with the zebras who cannot possibly enforce this rule under game conditions with accuracy or fairness.
In any arena of human activity, once rules, products or services get redesigned to limit lawsuits... "fairness" loses, reason loses. With apologies to my attorney friends, there IS a reason for Shakespeare's famous quote regarding lawyers.
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