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Saints News, 7/21/14: Get Ready For The Legion Of Boom Rule

As explained by FOX’s Mike Pereira on Twitter, a former NFL V.P. of officiating, illegal contact and defensive holding will be a point of emphasis in 2014. Mike Florio of writes, "As a practical matter, it’s the Legion of Boom rule. In 2013, the Seahawks brazenly committed illegal contact and holding, knowing that, if illegal contact happens on every play, the officials won’t throw a flag on every play...This year, the officials may be far more inclined to throw flags. Per Pereira, the 2004 push to stop defensive backs from pushing and tugging and shoving receivers resulted in an increase in illegal contact fouls from 79 to 191." In other news, Saints safety Jairus Byrd is on schedule in his recovery from back surgery and is expected to take part in Saints training camp starting this Friday.

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