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

The Greenbay Packers are off 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 recreation, Clay Matthews was referred to 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 referred to as the NFL “delicate.”

“Unfortunately this league’s stepping into a path I believe lots of people don’t love. I believe they’re getting delicate,” Matthews said. “The solely factor onerous about this league is the fines they levy down on guys like me who play the sport onerous.” NFL Football Operations tweeted after the controversial name, reaffirming the referee’s resolution to make the decision. “This is a foul for roughing the passer,” reads the tweet. “The defender lands ‘with all or a lot of 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 of the rule, I stated that weeks prior. But when you may have successful 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.”