So, I know the general consensus is that the Seahawks defense tends to employ grabbing as an unspoken strategy, but this article has someone as significant as Mike Pereira basically accusing them of getting away with cheating.
"They look at it and say, 'We may get called for one but not 10,'" said Mike Pereira, a former NFL vice president of officiating who is now a Fox analyst.
Pereira said aggressive pass-coverage teams like Seattle "test" referees early in the game with a few potentially obvious pass-interference infractions. "They want to see what kind of tone the officials are going to set," he said, adding that he expects to see a couple of penalties called but also the usual brand of Seahawks grabbing.
I know we need to get past the Panthers this weekend before we truly start worrying about this, but it does bother me they are so blatantly doing this without any repercussions. I'd like to see the league do something about it, though I'm sure they won't. However, this has me feeling pretty confident the Saints are going to go home with the L this weekend. What do you think?