Washington defensive finish Chase Young was whistled for roughing Giants quarterback Daniel Jones within the first quarter of the groups’ “Thursday Night Football” recreation at FedExField. And boy, was Twitter upset.
While NFL Network commentator Troy Aikman agreed the play was a penalty — Young landed on Jones along with his physique weight — a number of individuals on social media felt in any other case, together with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz:
These roughing the passer penalties must cease. They are so tender.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) September 17, 2021
Savid Deen, who covers the Dolphins for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, additionally commented negatively, as did CBS Sports senior NFL author Will Brinson:
Roughing the passer turns right into a landing for the Giants. Saw that through the Dolphins-Pats recreation too.
We want a rule change.
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) September 17, 2021
Another absolute rubbish roughing the passer name the place officers try to find out intent with a flag.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 17, 2021
More feedback from the Twitter neighborhood:
That roughing the passer name on Chase Young simply goes to indicate what kind of recreation soccer is turning into.
— Ramey † (@HoodieRamey) September 17, 2021
There’s roughing the passer calls are so tender. Either let it go full drive, or put flags on the QB already and make them untouchable.
— Mikey Southern (@Mikey_Southern) September 17, 2021
I really like how Troy Aikman is saying “yup, that’s undoubtedly a penalty” and all of Twitter is screaming at their high of its collective lungs how weak and terrible that decision was. #TNF
— Russell Varner (@rvarner) September 17, 2021
Despite his penalty, Young had two tackles and half a sack after the primary quarter. The Giants led 10-7 late within the first half.