October 11, 2022

Fans Can't Believe Two Roughing the Passer Calls : A fantastic strip-sack by Chris Jones of Daniel Carr was negated in the Chiefs/Raiders game by a roughing the passer call. Jones had the ball in his hands when he landed on Carr. His other hand attempted to brace the fall, but the call is not reviewable. A roughing call from a sack of Tom Brady also is raising hackles.

posted by rcade to football at 08:57 AM - 4 comments

The NFL should make the call reviewable and get the refs to be smarter in their judgment. That Brady call is terrible. The defender wrapped him up to avoid hitting him!

posted by rcade at 09:08 AM on October 11, 2022

Oof, yeah, both of those calls were terrible.

posted by NoMich at 10:48 AM on October 11, 2022

Could make a mini series out of horrible Brady calls. As for that particular call it was huge in that it directly impacted the outcome of the game but I fail to see how it is any worse than what has been going on for years as far as Brady is concerned.

The Jones play was a spectacular defensive effort and he did everything he could to avoid injury to Carr. Simply a case where the defender's skill exceeds that of the on field officials with everything that went on during the play. That play definitely needs the league to look at implementing review.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:50 AM on October 11, 2022

I watched the first NFL vs AFL Championship (wasn't called the Superbowl yet), I watched vicious hits on QB's thru the 60's 70' and 80's, the 85 Bears defense scared QB's so bad they didn't want to come back into the game. I agree something had to be done to protect defenseless players but this "touching" the Quarterback thing has went to far. It needs to be reviewed by the officials "upstairs" if they want to continue making these ridiculous game changing calls.

posted by ic23b at 09:42 PM on October 11, 2022

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