Fans following the present NFL season are having a tough time watching all these roughing the passer calls. It’s a ache to look at some probably the most uneventful tackles, or straight up authorized strikes, get known as as penalties. There’s even an ongoing joke surrounding the Greenbay Packers’ Clay Matthews, who has been flagged for some probably the most ridiculous performs. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has spoken pressionally about his worries in relation to the yellow flags flying up and down the sector. After the Steelers versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers match that featured 4 roughing the passer calls and 22 whole penalties, Tomlin made his considerations identified. It’s been two weeks since then, and he is dropped some the pressionalism to vent from the guts.
As reported by ESPN, Tomlin known as some the calls a “joke,” after he was requested a few facemask penalty. While he did agree that the facemask name regarded reliable, he wasn’t impressed by many different calls. “But some the opposite stuff, man, is a joke,” Tomlin acknowledged. “We gotta get higher as a National Football League. Man, these penalties are costing folks video games and jobs. We gotta get ’em right. And so I am pissed about it, to be fairly sincere with you. But that is all I am gonna say on it.” Steelers linebackers T.J. Watt and Jon Bostic have been each hit with roughing the passer calls this previous Sunday versus the Falcons.
Through the primary three weeks 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 practically 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 the primary three contests.
According to Lindsay Jones The Athletic, Matthews mentioned the league was “getting st” following his most up-to-date roughing the passer penalty towards 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 making an attempt to keep away from touchdown on Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr. Sherman tweeted, “They don’t care about the remainder us getting damage. Long because the QB is secure.”
As a outcome backlash from gamers, ESPN stories the NFL’s competitors committee is scheduled to talk on a convention name subsequent week concerning the uptick in roughing the passer penalties. “There’s some concern that the ficials are going a little bit bit too far with some these calls,” one the sources mentioned, per ESPN.
According to Mark Maske the Washington Post, the rule might not be modified this season, however it might be utilized in another way within the coming weeks.
The Greenbay Packers are f to a shaky begin to the 2018-2019 NFL season. After coming again to stun the Chicago Bears in week 1 after trailing by three scores, the Packers tied the Vikings after which misplaced to the Redskins. During the sloppy Packers/Redskins sport, Clay Matthews was referred to as for a controversial Roughing the Passer penalty. It was his third penalty for Roughing the Passer this season. After the sport, Matthews spoke to the press. Via ESPN, Matthews referred to as the NFL “st.”
“Unfortunately this league’s moving into a path I feel rather a lot folks don’t love. I feel they’re getting st,” Matthews said. “The solely factor arduous about this league is the fines they levy down on guys like me who play the sport arduous.” NFL Football Operations tweeted after the controversial name, reaffirming the referee’s resolution to make the decision. “This is a foul for roughing the passer,” reads the tweet. “The defender lands ‘with all or most the defender’s weight’ on the passer. Rule 12, Section 2, Article 9(b).”
“Obviously if you’re tackling a man from the entrance you are gonna land on him,” Matthews continued. “I perceive the spirit the rule, I stated that weeks prior. But when you’ve got successful like that, that is a soccer play. I even went as much as Alex Smith after the sport, requested him, ‘What do you assume? What can I do in a different way?’ Because that is a soccer play.”