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It was great to see media folks like Warren Sharp and Chris Mortensen doing the research on how often tripping calls are made. I guess they never had time to figure out Brady’s percentage of intentional grounding penalties or they didn’t think accounting for a 1/4 of them was noteworthy. Or Gronk being an outlier in OPI penalties while other elite tight ends might be penalized a couple of times a season. I also don’t remember anyone telling me how often holding is called on defensive linemen on running plays. I’m pretty sure the Patriots had that called on them twice in one drive against the Jets a few years ago.

Like the offense fumbling out of the end zone is a touch back, these people don’t care until it goes the Patriots’ way.

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