More on the Wagner Long Snapper Leaps

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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.

 

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