Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera doesn't mind the influx of taunting flags across the league through the first two weeks of the NFL season.
"The idea behind the taunting rule is to prevent the bigger things, OK?" Rivera told reporters Tuesday. "We've had this example where one guy taunts a guy and then the guy comes back for a little payback, and next thing you know you've got a big fight on your hands - you got guys coming from left field hitting each other."
The NFL Competition Committee, of which Rivera is a part, informed teams in the offseason that it would crack down on post-play demonstrations in 2021. The league sent a video reel to each club, explaining what officials would and wouldn't tolerate under the stricter guidelines.