Originally Posted by GP
Nobody needs to toss names like Cunningham, Stewart, and McNair into this situation of today's "more mobile" QBs.
CHANGES IN RULES.
The rules now are wayyyyy different than in the days of those "more mobile" QBs. Back then, they got hammered every time no matter what. There was no penalty for hitting them at the knees or below. There was no penalty for helmet-to-helmet contact on a QB. Etc., etc.
Today, the mobile QB can benefit from a defense being too scared to draw a penalty (and a fine).
Now is the time to push the mobile QBs. Two teams decided to do so already.
Please learn the rules. Hitting at or below the knees and helmet to helmet have nothing whatsoever to do with mobile QBs. Those are essentially in the pocket rules. Once they turn into a runner you can do either one.