Originally Posted by Rey
They will usually call that regardless because it affects who is eligible.
And who is eligible affects how the defense plays.
But the story here is that the texans played a little league game and made a little league type of mistake.
Check out the reference on the Tebow's TD pass to Thomas.
The Bronco's did not have 7 men on the LOS.
The Te who was in violation of the rule, was involved in the play, as he was blocking.
The league issued a statement saying that it was a legal formation; ie. They don't enforce that rule.
They can't just interpret the rule as they see fit.
They are the ones that need to be held accountable.
You can't have a rule where you only enforce "sometimes" while doing the exact opposite some other times.
That's called rules of the jungle.