Originally Posted by RedsBaron
Really horrible ridiculous call in the Rams-Bears game. A Rams lineup made a perfect tackle on Bears QB McCown and was called for roughing the passer. Instead of Rams ball, and a return of a fumble for a TD and a 20 point Ram lead, the Bears wound up with a TD. A truly horrid call.
Well it didn't make much difference seeing as the Bears lost by 3 TDs but you make a great point that all this roughing paranoia is going to, in some cases, determine who wins and loses. I understand protecting players but I don't think these BS calls should determine who wins and loses. I didn't see the call you're mentioning but if it's anything like the one on Drew Brees last week then I'm sure it was a travesty. The NFL is forgetting the speed of the league and that if a player ducks or slides suddenly, the defensive player will not have time to adjust. Such plays need to be considered "part of the game".