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Old 11-14-2012   #91
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Default Re: Hit on Cutler...

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
Even if he didn't hit him helmet to helmet:
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(b)�� Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is:

(1)�� Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless
player by encircling or grasping him; and
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Rule 8 Section 1 Supplemental Note Section (Bottom of first page at linked site):
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2) Roughing the passer rules apply on all passes (legal or illegal) thrown from behind the line of scrimmage (12-2-8). If a
pass is thrown from beyond the line of scrimmage, unnecessary roughness may apply for action against the passer.
Rule 12 Article 2 Section 7:
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(a) Players in a defenseless posture are:
(1) A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass;
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