Inside Slant: There is a reason intentional grounding is rarely called

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Through 10 weeks of play, NFL officials had issued a grand total of 20 intentional grounding penalties. Most of us know it when we see it — a quarterback desperately throwing the ball away simply to avoid a sack — and calls seem reserved for the most egregious instances.

That is why Walt Coleman’s call Thursday night against Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton stood out.

via – NFL Nation

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