Heading into this season there was a lot of talk about cracking down on hits to defenseless receivers. Many people, including me, had concerns about it hamstringing defenses too much and making pass coverage almost impossible. But in watching this weekend's games, my concerns have been largely assuaged by what I saw. Yes, they are calling those hits much more strictly, but it appears that to offset the overall impact they are letting a lot more 'incidental' contact go unpenalized. I saw at least a half-dozen plays where the defensive back would've been flagged for illegal contact or pass interference last year that were let go. If this was by design, then I have to give props to the NFL officials.