Let’s just make it a rule that you can’t sack the quarterback in the NFL. Because, enough of this shit. This isn’t football.
For the second week in a row, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews got a bullshit roughing the passer penalty on what should be a clearly legal hit.
Let’s take a look again.
Dean Blandino, former head of officiating for the league, “I don’t like that call.”
What did Matthews do wrong after years of sacking quarterbacks? Put his body weight on said quarterback, apparently. Hard not to do when you’re, you know, sacking a fucking quarterback.
Here’s the thing. Some people want to call it the Aaron Rodgers’ rule. It’s there because that sack of shit Anthony Barr drove Rodgers into the ground last year, breaking his collarbone. It wasn’t about weight or lifting a guy up, as Matthews was accused of last week. It was about intent to injure.
That was about intent to injure. That was about taking the other team’s best player out of the game. Barr has a history of being a dirty-ass piece of shit going back to college. Matthews has not tried to injure anyone. Just trying to play the game. Do his job.
This egregiously false penalty didn’t actually cost the Packers a game like it did last week. They got their asses handed to them because they weren’t prepared or focused.
However, it was just as much a pile of horseshit as the call last week. And I have to wonder if the league isn’t now targeting Matthews because he and everyone else knows they’re full of shit.
Here’s what Clay had to say. He doesn’t get it and neither do we.
Immediately after the Packers-Redskins game I asked @ClayMatthews52 his reaction to his roughing-the-passer penalty THIS week, against Redskins QB Alex Smith. For the record, I agree with Clay. This is an amazingly candid response from the 6-time Pro-Bowler… pic.twitter.com/y9UFuYIfwW