NFL Calls First Emotional Roughing Penalty On Redskins
So we're all worked up about the NFC East matchup Thursday night. We figured we'd see lots of hard hitting and hear pads smacking each other all night. However, during the first play of the game, the refs called roughing the passer on this (don't blink):
I probably should have warned you that I was going to show something that graphic, but seeing is believing. That may be the least amount of contact ever called for roughing, including other planets and dimensions. Even Italian soccer players are saying, "What the hell was that?"
How did Hatcher rough him? Did he say something about Eli's rap video with Peyton? Did he question his voting record? Look, I know the Manning family is a national treasure, but c'mon, let them actually hit QB before throwing the flag.
David Young has been a columnist for Sports Illustrated and ESPN, and is now one for SportsGrid.com. Follow him on Twitter @turkeysflying.
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