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Early in the game, Baker Mayfield was rushed and eventually brought down tonight against the Baltimore Ravens. To the naked eye, it was a clean hit, but tonight’s officials still decided the hit was too much and called a personal foul.
The NFL is becoming soft beyond recognition.
This isn’t an illegal hit in any way. The broadcast even mentioned afterwards that “the contact to the helmet was minimal,” so the flag should’ve been picked up. NFL fans and analysts have claimed defense is nonexistent, but maybe players just aren’t allowed to play defense anymore? In this case, a clean hit was shot down with a 15-yard penalty.
The NFL isn’t the only league that could use a massive officiating overhaul. Officiating in the NFL and NBA have made the fan experience nearly impossible. Figure it out, commissioners.