Harbaugh calls NFL ruling on read-option hits 'flawed,' 'biased'
Colin Kaepernick. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
"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.