- Aug 27, 2004
- Reaction score
Dude, the reason why they started enforcing the rule at all is because of the mugging that occured on that field last year. Of course they're going to enforce it.Illegal contact is still enforced very sparingly, and it's only a 5 yard penalty. NE is going to play the game the way they've always played it, and if they get penalized, they'll just shrug and continue playing it the same way, no ref is going to continuously call illegal contact penalties in the playoffs, especially at Gillette.