The two instances in which Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped over Arizona long snapper Aaron Brewer continues to be the subject of scrutiny. Arizona Head Coach Bruce Arians says that a rule permitting a player to jump over the line is “bad for football” and could lead to serious injury as snappers adjust to handling a leaping defender.
For its part, the NFL continues to defend the first leap in which Wagner had contact with Brewer. The NFL is distinguishing incidental contact, which is not a penalty, and contact in which you land on a player which would lead to a flag. The NFL concluded the contact with Brewer on the first leap was incidental or not significant enough for a flag.