Defenders around the NFL are frustrated by roughing penalties on passes, wondering what constitutes a legal hit, and how far the referees will go to protect the quarterback. A lot of people are calling for change. The league plans to discuss a rough call, but there are no imminent changes. “It makes the defensive player tough.” Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner said Wednesday. “There are things you can’t do in the air. I’ve seen some superheroes do it, but this isn’t a cartoon.” New Orleans Saints defender Cam Jordan joked about the solution: “I’ll take a blanket …and I’ll be able to gently caress him before I put him on the floor and let him go before I sing a lullaby.” Jordan said. “I don’t know. We have to deal with it like we’ve done for the past few years.” The protests began when Atlanta’s Grady Jarrett was reported for having thrown Brady to the ground in Tampa Bay’s Game 21-15. Sunday win. A more controversial call came Monday night when Kansas City’s Chris Jones stripped Raiders quarterback Derek Carr from behind and landed on him while kicking the ball. The play again showed that the ball was definitely loose and that Jones got the ball clean, but referee Carl Cheffers threw the ball through the pass. “First of all, for Chris Jones. It was a strip sack, and the ball went out and was loose before he even took it to the ground. I think it was a stupid call. Hey, I can’t explain that.” Jones suggested penalizing a rough pass through a video review. That decision must go through the league’s competition committee, which consists of 6 team owners/officers and 4 head coaches. Teams can also propose rules changes that require 24 votes to pass. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he would support a replay on these penalties. “I think it’s a smart move. There’s just too much inequality between what can be contested and reviewed and what isn’t. There is,” said Irsay. “When I challenge that call in Kansas City, I win every time. It’s not even close. So I think that’s the way I should go. Nothing is perfect. It’s a fast game, and safety has to be emphasized right now. You can’t ruin the game.” Despite the complaints, harsh fastener penalties are 45% lower than at this point last year. By the 5th week of 2021, 51 people have been called. According to league statistics, there are only 28 calls this season. An official familiar with the matter told the AP that the league has no plans to change the rules. The topic will be discussed when the NFL owners meet in New York next week, but the league doesn’t want a backlash from several phone calls. The league ended after one season after experimenting with passing interference in 2019. The quarterback, of course, does not complain. “Protect me as much as possible,” said Cleveland Browns QB Jacoby Brissett. “I’ll take it once I can get it, so I won’t complain about it.” QB head Patrick Mahomes has seen Cole against his team, but he’s still looking at both sides.” They’re trying to protect the quarterbacks,” Mahomes said. “They are trying to find the right medium to protect us but at the same time they are allowing us to play football. Last week was a small spear roughing the losers penalty, but in the big plan I think they did it. They did a good job and they We’ll do better.” Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen points out that reviewing a rough call could result in different penalties. he said “There are a lot of other things that I call arbitrarily: personal fouls, unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct, etc. You can also talk about holding. There are just a lot of variables, these referees are doing their best by the rules … I think we should let them play occasionally. Soccer.”Soccer is a violent sport. The quarterback is the highest-paid player and the face of the franchise on many teams. The NFL rulebook allows for the mistake of referees taking care to protect the QB. Even if there are complaints, it will never change.
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