There have been a couple (to say the least) of questionable roughing the passer calls during the opening of the NFL's 2018 regular season. One of them came last night.
Los Angeles Rams star pass rusher Aaron Donald was called for a roughing the passer penalty when he hit Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Donald fell to the ground while rushing Carr. He then grabbed Carr by his ankles and sacked him.
FLAG - 15 YARDS, ROUGHING THE PASSER.
It's fair for the NFL to want to protect its quarterbacks. Hitting players in the head is dangerous and hitting players low can result in devastating knee injuries.
But...we have to have some common sense, here. Is Donald supposed to just stop playing when he goes to the ground?
This is clearly going to be an issue for the league moving forward this season.