Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said none of the three personal foul penalties called against his unit Sunday in Seattle was legitimate. The NFL mostly agreed with him.
The league fined safety Eric Reid $10,000 for striking Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin out of bounds. It did not fine Reid for a second personal foul on the same drive, a hit on receiver Paul Richardson. The two penalties accounted for 30 yards and Seattle kicked a field goal on the drive.
The league also did not fine linebacker Nick Moody for his hit on quarterback Russell Wilson, which drew a roughing-the-passer penalty. The hit -- later deemed legal by Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating -- came on third down. Instead of attempting a field goal, the Seahawks got a fresh set of downs and scored a touchdown two plays later.
On Tuesday, Fangio said “All three personal fouls were incorrect calls.” Why does he think that? “I know the rules,” Fangio said.
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