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Harbaugh calls NFL ruling on read-option hits 'flawed,' 'biased'

Jay Sorgi

Colin Kaepernick. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Harbaugh calls NFL ruling on read-option hits 'flawed,' 'biased'

CREATED Sep. 6, 2013

The coach of the San Francisco 49ers has expressed his disagreement with an NFL ruling which says that Packers defenders can hit quarterback Colin Kaepernick like he's a running back whenever he's involved in a read-option play.

ESPN says that Jim Harbaugh calls the ruling "flawed and a bit biased."

"I believe that when a quarterback is handing a ball off or faking a ball -- in the read-option case, he's reading on an option play and he's as defenseless as a quarterback who's in the act of throwing," said Harbaugh.

Oh, and one of Kaepernick's blockers chimed in, too.

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