Do you love the NFL? Is the forward pass something you enjoy? If you answered yes to both of those questions and you are a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, you're out of luck.
For the rest of you red blooded, NFL fans, Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News has an interesting story today about how rarely holding is called in the NFL. If you're too lazy to click on the link (and honestly, that's pretty lazy) the compelling statistic contained in the story is that in six Philadelphia Eagle games this year there have been 410 passes thrown, 45 sacks, and 6 holding penalties.
Those are numbers for both teams, so I'm not bitching about the Eagles getting screwed, I'm sure they hold as much as the next team, but think about that - on passing plays, 1.3% of the time a hold is going to be called. If I was an on-line coach, I'm teaching my linemen how to tackle guys. I'd also be fatter and have a really cool mustache, but that's a discussion for another time.