Originally Posted by BlueSteel
So the question that I am stuck with and was confused about when there were to flags thrown was this... How can Cutler be flagged for throwing an illegal forward pass when he crosses the line of scrimage and yet still be protected as a QB when he ran the ball across the line of scrimmage?
That's a silly discussion being floated by the talking heads.
It's the NFL not a court of law.
(and the proper answer appears in here numerous times, he was still a passer even if it was an illegal play)