When the NFL tried to quickly move on from the Sal Alosi incident, we knew that the league didn’t want to start down another rabbit hole that would have revealed widespread evidence of similar incidents.
Jay Glazer of FOX has found one.
Glazer has gotten his hands on video of Panthers defensive end Tyler Brayton stepping from the bench area toward the sideline and decking a Falcons’ gunner last weekend in Carolina. A stiff fine is coming for Brayton.
According to Glazer, other teams indeed use a “wall” concept. One team even calls the move “Pink Floyd.” Glazer said that a head coach told him on Sunday morning that one of the coach’s coordinators took out a gunner earlier this year.
The point that has been overlooked in all of this is that the rules that will be more closely enforced as of Week 15 and moving forward aren’t new. If the game officials hadn’t previously failed to ensure that the rules regarding the sideline and bench area had been respected.