only for QBs
I completely understand the rules regarding QBs. but ya know.. they really need to rework them a bit. make them more specific.. try to limit the bull**** calls.
For example.. the little push that Plummer was given running out of bounds.. he still had a foot in bounds.. and if he had been a RB instead of a QB.. it is possible that he could have cut back and gained a few more yards along the sideline. He wasnt pushed hard.. he didnt even fall down or run more than a few steps. There was NO RISK put on the QB.. therefore it should not be roughing the passer.. he wasnt roughed :P ... and despite all that.. it should have been called anyway BECAUSE HE WAS IN BOUNDS.
If nothing else maybe they need to change it to Roughing the Passer, and blatant roughing of the passer. One is a minor penalty with a minor punishment.. .. the blatant one is for obvious attempts to hurt the QB and can have a severe punishment. if nothing else.. that would keep "questionable" calls from effecting the game too badly.