I’ve had ESPN on all day and still haven’t heard one person say the bullshit roughing the passer call on Clay Matthews was the correct call.
The idiot who made it, Tony Corrente, defended it by saying that Matthews picked up Kirk Cousins and drove him into the ground. Clearly, that was not the case. Matthews braced himself with his left hand as he went to the ground. What actually happened was Matthews wrapped Cousins up with one hand around his waist and the other around his leg, initially.
At any rate, the play negated an interception by Jaire Alexander that would have won the Packers the game.
So the NFL will certainly admit the Packers got jobbed, right?
Of course not.
NFL's @alriveron, the Sr. VP of Officiating, will send a out weekly teaching video to all clubs (and game officials) that states referee Tony Corrente made right call on @packers Clay Matthews' controversial roughing the passer penalty. More coming on Monday NFL Countdown
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 17, 2018
So basically, there is only one way you can tackle a quarterback. Can’t hit him high. Can’t hit him low. Have to hit him right in the midsection and lay him down gently. Don’t make it look like you’re picking him up. Don’t fall on him with your weight.
It’s idiotic and ludicrous. We are all for protecting the quarterback, but when is football no longer football?
Who ever would have thought tackle football would involve one player tackling another player and landing on top of said player?
Who ever would have thought tackle football would involve one player tackling another player and the tackling players weight landing on the guy being tackled?
Can we stop this madness!?!?
The NFL will also send out video to all teams, showing them what future modernized NFL sacks will look like, Starring Mike Daniels.
The league never admitted the Fail Mary was a mistake either.
With sports betting being legal and the NFL’s rule changes it opens the league up for the ref’s to determine which team will win or lose. Greed is one of the biggest flaws man has. As most refs are partime several thousand here and there would sound tempting.Who will ref the refs. We have all witnessed games that seemed one sided . Are the refs going to be held accountable for bias in there calls. Will the calls be the same from one group of refs to the next? I amgoing to lose interest in watching NFL football on Sundays if they start to play the game with flag football rules.
Of course the NFL is backing it up. Goody is sitting back collecting those 2 million dollar checks every week. Life is great!
The NFL needs to start sending out videos of Jack Lambert along with that Matthews video. Not his crunching hits, but his penchant for grabbing QB’s jerseys, then spinning them around and whipping them down to the ground like ragdolls.
No lifting, no pile-driving, no weight on the QB. Just a humiliating sack while getting thrown around.
Ive seen Peppers do this a few times. Hes going in hard and looks like hes going to destroy the qb but then he grabs him by the waste and they both just kind of spin to the ground. It looks like complete shit and is so weak looking but its probably the only way to not get a flag thrown now. If a qb ducks or jukes you’re fucked. Its not gonna look anything but violent.
You are correct about Peppers, the one exception being the time he tried to take Rodgers out. The play he was fined 10k for if i remember correctly.
So wtf is a defender supposed to do tackling a 250lb Cam Newton? That requires some force.
The NFL has zero credibility in my eyes. Instead of admitting a mistake, they double down on their bullshit to try and make it seem more believable. Even when the whole nation can see right through them. Just recently we have the facemask in AZ, the fail mary in SEA, and now this. I’m sure there’s plenty of examples with other teams as well. Ala- the tuck rule. Deny, deny, deny, until it goes away.
It’s not only gametime decisions that they try to pull over on the fans. Goodell lied through his teeth about Ray Rice until the video leaked to the internet. Then instead of apologizing, he hires some discipline person so he doesn’t have to take the wrap in the future. Players get more suspension time for weed than beating their wives or headhunting other players. You can’t tell me there isn’t more to Spygate than what the ginger mallet lets out. Everything is smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors. I’m so fucking sick of it. There’s no integrity and they’re the worst liars ever. Yet everyone accepts it and continues to watch anyway. I love the Packers but if it wasn’t for Aaron Rodgers I probably wouldn’t watch at all, or at least a lot less, because I feel like I’d be missing a once in a generation type player. Other than that, the NFL can go fuck themselves.
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