Originally Posted by Fiddler
I tried to argue it was a good hit. Old school & all, that's the way you stop a QB from wanting to run the ball.
But the truth of the matter is.... Cutler didn't have the ball when Dobbins hit him.
That throws out all "legalities" that might exist.
It doesn't matter that he was a QB, doesn't matter what side of the LOS he was on.... he didn't have the ball in his hands when he got hit.
So if a running back who is about to only get a one yard gain pulls up and throws the ball and gets leveled, does that mean he would get the 15 yard roughing the passer penalty?