Originally Posted by GP
Cutler ran right up the LOS before passing the ball, prompting Dobbins to come flying in, in an attempt to stop Cutler from possibly rushing with the ball.
No Cutler ran past the LOS which is why there were off-setting penalties. He was in the act of passing which made him a defenseless player. If he had tucked the ball, i.e. attempted to be a rusher, Dobbins could have laid him out without a penalty or fine.