Earlier today, we showed you a very suspect penalty called during a preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars. Now we have another.
From the same game. The referees were very active during the game, and that was evident when the team call a roughing the passer penalty.
Let's just say the fans watching the game might have disagreed with the call on the field. Most everyone on Twitter ripped into the refs for this one.
Check it out.
The NFL has placed an emphasis on protecting the quarterback over the years, but this might be taking it a step too far. This is a legal hit on the quarterback - not too high or too low.
Defense is difficult enough to play without the refs making it literally impossible for a player to make a clean tackle.
The NFL wants to eliminate a player from throwing his weight on the offensive player, especially after Aaron Rodgers' injury last season.