After two horrible roughing the passer calls in Week Five, where does the NFL go from here? Well, how about nowhere near how referee Carl Cheffers tried to explain it?
This is not how the NFL should proceed in carrying out these calls. But, unfortunately, the referees still think they're correct. A defender cannot, physically, at 300-plus pounds, stop himself from landing on a player while trying to make a tackle. It is literally impossible. Chris Jones last night (while also holding the football) put out his hand to brace the landing against Derek Carr so as not to try to land on him completely.
This leaves defensive players at a loss for how to play effectively versus how just not to try to touch the quarterback at all. The NFL needs to step in and do something before they ruin the sport. Not a single person, even Raiders fans, thought that was a good call.
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