Originally Posted by Mean Machine
Texans vs Lions game is on NFL instant Classic Replay on NFL Network right now!
Question, what was the reasoning behind the penalty on Brandon Harris when he hit the punt returner right after he caught the ball.
They called defenseless receiver.
I dont understand the call.
It caused a fumble!
thanks for any input.
I think they said he was a defenseless receiver. But this is another rule that needs to be revisited. Punt returners have the fair catch option, so they aren't defenseless.