As the 2014 regular season gets started, new NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent really gets started in his current job.
Vincent joined PFT Live on the first day of football season to talk about a wide variety of issues. One issue that will be particularly relevant on the field that served as the backdrop for our discussion relates to the renewed emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact.
Vincent reiterated that the rules will be called as closely in the regular season as they were in the preseason.
The challenge is for teams to adjust. The Seahawks arguably already have. It’s entirely possible that teams that drew plenty of flags in the preseason were simply testing the limits of the new application.
Regardless, the official will be scrutinized during tonight’s game nearly as much as they were after the last time the Packers and Seahawks played in Seattle.