Inside Slant: Offensive holding? Depends on the referee

For all Inside Slant posts, including the weekly Officiating Report, follow this link.

In one way or another, most NFL teams track the tendencies of referee crews during the season. Knowing how crews have operated in previous weeks might not be reliable enough to build a game plan around, but it can be helpful to players and coaches nonetheless.

This week’s example is offensive holding, one of the most subjective penalties in the NFL. When you hear a football person say that it could be called on every play, technically they’re right.

via ESPN.com – NFL Nation http://ift.tt/10EfgXJ

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