NFL To Discuss Ridiculous “Roughing The QB” Penalties
Through the primary three weeks of the NFL season, there have been 34 roughing the passer penalties, which is greater than double the quantity by means of three video games final season.
The league's new rule prohibiting defenders from touchdown on the quarterback with their full physique weight has made it almost unattainable to sack a QB with out drawing a flag. Just ask Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who has been flagged for roughing the passer in every of the primary three contests.
According to Lindsay Jones of The Athletic, Matthews stated the league was "getting delicate" following his most up-to-date roughing the passer penalty in opposition to the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Other defenders like J.J. Watt, Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner have additionally known as out the NFL for his or her ridiculous new rule, particularly after Miami Dolphins defensive finish William Hayes tore his ACL in Week three whereas attempting to keep away from touchdown on Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr. Sherman tweeted, "They don’t care about the remainder of us getting damage. Long because the QB is secure."
As a results of backlash from gamers, ESPN reviews the NFL's competitors committee is scheduled to talk on a convention name subsequent week in regards to the uptick in roughing the passer penalties. "There's some concern that the officers are going a bit bit too far with a few of these calls," one of many sources stated, per ESPN.
According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the rule is probably not modified this season, however it could be utilized in a different way within the coming weeks.