Blandino: Bobby Wagner field goal block was legal

Blandino: Bobby Wagner field goal block was legal

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was awaiting the NFL’s “B.S.” explanation after a non-penalty when Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner managed to leap over the line to block a field goal on Sunday.

The league’s head of officiating Dean Blandino gave it to him Wednesday, but we’re not sure Arians will be satisfied with the answer…

“There’s contact and then there’s incidental contact,” Blandino told the NFL Network.

“He can run up and jump, but he can’t land on players. Now if he brushes a player or brushes a teammate with incidental contact, that would be legal. So he’s gonna run, jump and clear the line, block the kick. You look at the TV copy replay and you can see that there is some contact. His foot is going to brush the back of the snapper, but that is not significant contact. It’s incidental. He didn’t land on players. So that’s what made it legal.”