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Sport Fans crushed the NFL after awful taunting penalties continued to ruin games

07:20  20 september  2021
07:20  20 september  2021 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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When the NFL announced that officials would place an added emphasis on enforcing taunting penalties, everyone knew it was going to be a terrible idea.

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The league was taking a problem that didn’t exist and seemingly going out of its way to make the viewing experience demonstrably worse. After all, nothing good can come from throwing 15-yard penalties at players for flexing in the vicinity of an opponent.

It was a rule that was designed to take the fun and personality out of the game because a bunch of owners on the Competition Committee didn’t like seeing it. And by doing that, they opened up the possibility of a game-changing taunting call.

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Report: NFL pleased with most taunting flags, not planning to address rule .
Tom Brady hates it. Tom Brady is like the rest of us. According to USA Today's Mike Jones, the NFL agrees with nine of the 11 taunting penalties that were flagged in the first two weeks. And it has no intention of revisiting the new emphasis on taunting that was announced during the preseason. From the report: "The NFL has no immediate plans to request the competition committee review the matter for possible modification of enforcement, a person with knowledge of the league's plans said. "Through two weeks, 11 players received penalties for taunting.

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