The NFL is seeking to stop a Week 1 maneuver that attracted attention.
Fox NFL rules expert Dean Blandino told Sports Illustrated that the league is clamping down on unlawful formation penalties, especially when tackles are not aligned.
Blandino claimed the league's weekly training tape for officials emphasized it.
On the tape this week at the very end, there are several examples of — and a couple from the Thursday night game with Jawaan Taylor — of tackles who are too far back,” Blandino told SI's Matt Verderame.
That was stressed on Week 2 training tape. Considering my experience, authorities should view that training tape.
It's a wonderful learning tool and for directing officials. I doubt we'll see Week 1's outrageous examples.