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49ers | Nolan would like league to change pass interference rule

ESPN.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan would like to see the National Football League adopt a new pass interference rule that allows officials some leeway in handing out punishment. Nolan's plan would enable officials to determine whether a penalty should result in a 15-yard infraction or a spot of the foul penalty. Nolan believes offensive coaches around the league currently call plays with the purpose of drawing a penalty. "You'll see them drop back and throw it vertical," Nolan said. "They'll overthrow the play; they just want the penalty." The current rules state that a defensive pass interference penalty rewards the offense with the ball at the spot of the foul or at the one yard line if the infraction occurs in the end zone.

2007-03-19 07:44:35 | Source:

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