The NFL is coming under immense scrutiny as to what does and what does not constitute a roughing the passer penalty. Some believe the league is getting away from the essence of the game in order to protect quarterbacks.
Here is a play from the Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins in which Clay Matthews sacks Alex Smith.
This is roughing the passer, apparently.
Clay Matthews is no longer allowed to sack QBs. pic.twitter.com/Zp09o14gEx
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 23, 2018
Needless to say, the prevailing sentiment is that the play should not be called as a roughing the passer penalty.
Hahahaha the NFL is a joke
— Matt Ferris (@Ferris_matt) September 23, 2018
The NFL just died. It’s a complete joke.
— Drew Burgoyne (@CBS58Drew) September 23, 2018
The NFL can't protect themselves from themselves. What a joke calling that on Matthews again. #Packers
— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) September 23, 2018
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) September 23, 2018
Time to make the NFL great again.