So…have the officials been instructed to either not call targeting, or overturn it, so long as the recipient of the hit is not decapitated?
I have seen at least three OBVIOUS targeting calls today. One not called at all (ours), two others reversed.
If the defender uses the crown of their helmet as a weapon and makes forcible contact with the HEAD of the ball carrier or passer, I thought that was targeting!?!?!
Guess not. Too many big $ complaints maybe?
It’s different in every game. No consistency at all.
Get rid of the call and the game suspension that currently goes along with it.
It’s a physical game, just call a personal foul for unnecessary roughness and a 15 yard penalty when applicable.
Yep. Though what saw today was bordering on consistent. Consistent as in there is no longer targeting.
It’s always been so inconsistent that’s why everybody has such a hard time with it.
What I don’t get is when the offensive player lowers his head into the defender he gets called for targeting.