Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner not happy with potential FG-leap rule

March, 20, 2017
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Bobby WagnerMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsDuring a game against the Cardinals, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) jumped over the line of scrimmage and blocked Chandler Catanzaro's field goal attempt.

According to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, the NFL's competition committee is considering a ban on leaping to block field goals and extra points.

During a Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped over the line of scrimmage and blocked Chandler Catanzaro's field goal attempt. As it currently stands, the play is legal if the defensive player doesn't land on the opponent and there is only incidental contact. The defensive player must time the snap perfectly and have the athleticism to leap over the line of scrimmage for the maneuver to work.

In addition to Wagner, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has executed the leap in the past. On Monday, neither player seemed happy with the potential rule change.




Per Maske, the suggestion for the ban actually came from the players (the NFLPA) at the combine.

After Wagner's leap last season, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he thought the play was "bad for football."

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman vehemently disagreed, saying the play was bad for Arians' team. He called Arians' argument "foolhardy."

The owners could vote on the proposed rule change at the league meetings next week.

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