Clay Matthews Claims The NFL Is "Getting Soft" After Controversial Penalty Call

Clay Matthews Claims The NFL Is "Getting Soft" After Controversial Penalty Call

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The Greenbay Packers are f to a shaky begin to the 2018-2019 NFL season. After coming again to stun the Chicago Bears in week 1 after trailing by three scores, the Packers tied the Vikings after which misplaced to the Redskins. During the sloppy Packers/Redskins sport, Clay Matthews was known as for a controversial Roughing the Passer penalty. It was his third penalty for Roughing the Passer this season. After the sport, Matthews spoke to the press. Via ESPN, Matthews known as the NFL “st.”

“Unfortunately this league’s entering into a route I believe rather a lot individuals don’t love. I believe they’re getting st,” Matthews said. “The solely factor exhausting about this league is the fines they levy down on guys like me who play the sport exhausting.” NFL Football Operations tweeted after the controversial name, reaffirming the referee’s determination to make the decision. “This is a foul for roughing the passer,” reads the tweet. “The defender lands ‘with all or most the defender’s weight’ on the passer. Rule 12, Section 2, Article 9(b).”

“Obviously once you’re tackling a man from the entrance you are gonna land on him,” Matthews continued. “I perceive the spirit the rule, I mentioned that weeks prior. But when you will have a success like that, that is a soccer play. I even went as much as Alex Smith after the sport, requested him, ‘What do you suppose? What can I do in a different way?’ Because that is a soccer play.”