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The Ten Worst Roughing the Passer Plays of the 2014 NFL Season [Video]

The NFL is trying to protect its quarterbacks, often above all else. This point of emphasis leads to a fair amount of false positives when it comes to roughing the passer calls, as was evident last week. Referees are going to err on the side of calling Roughing the Passer if it looks close, and on bang-bang plays, lots of things can look close.

This as you can imagine, has become quite a nuisance for defensive players and coaches. Just when you think your team has just successfully stopped a drive with a big third-down play and a flag mysteriously appears, causing you to curse the gods and claim it’s the worst call of the year.

With that in mind, here are 10 of the absolutely worst roughing the passer penalties of the season thus far.

10. Wallace Gilberry on Cam Newton, Week 6, Carolina at Cincinnati

9. Jason Hatcher on Eli Manning, Week 4, New York Giants at Washington

8. Corey Liuget on E.J. Manuel, Week 3, San Diego at Buffalo

7. Patrick Willis on Drew Stanton, Week 3, San Francisco at Arizona

6. Eugene Sims on Tony Romo, Week 3, Dallas at St. Louis


5. Jason Worilds on Matt Ryan, Week 15, Pittsburgh at Atlanta


4. Jo-Lonn Dunbar on Josh McCown, Week 2, St. Louis at Tampa Bay


3. Sio Moore on Carson Palmer, Week 7, Arizona at Oakland


2. D.J. Swearinger on Robert Griffin III, Week 1, Washington at Houston


1. Nick Moody on Russell Wilson, Week 15, San Francisco at Seattle


This one takes the cake, given the call and the situation. Seattle was up 10-6, in the fourth quarter, near the goal line on third down. Without this call, Seattle would have been attempting a field goal and San Francisco would have stayed within a score.

First, Ed Hochuli’s explanation:

“I felt he hit the quarterback [Russell Wilson] in the chest with the hairline [of his helmet]. It’s a foul unless his head is completely up and would hit him face on with his face mask, so that’s why I called it. After you hit, the face mask comes up. That’s the mechanics of the body, but that wasn’t the initial contact. The hairline [of the helmet] is still a foul when you hit the quarterback with that part of your head.”

Of course, the NFL came out and actually said it was a bad call, so you know, at a time where they want everything called, this one gets the title.

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The Washington Redskins’ Are Falling Apart: Andre Roberts and Bashaud Breeland Get into Wild Fight at Practice [Video]

As if it couldn’t get any worse for the Washington Redskins, the team is now fighting with each other, as tension and frustration over a lost season has hit its boiling point.

During practice on Wednesday, wide receiver Andre Roberts and cornerback Bashaud Breeland were involved in a pretty violent fight. The two players exchanged punches before teammates were able to step in and separate them.

According to CSNWashington.com’s Tarik El-Bashir, the scuffle happened just moments after Breeland played tight coverage on Roberts during a drill. Roberts couldn’t complete the catch, and the play resulted in both players on the ground.

El-Bashir theorizes, “It’s possible the rookie was injured as the two players hit the ground because he bent over for a moment before returning to the drill line.”

At the end of the video, though, it sounds like Roberts says to Breeland, “You better get your f—–g mind right.” The Redskins are playing in New York on Sunday, looking to settle the score after the Giants  clobbered them 45-14 in Week 4.

[CSN Washington]

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NFL RAPID REACTIONS – WEEK 13

Typical NFL drama when it seems all is figured out their always lies a twist.  Nobody thought the Ravens would lose at home to San Diego or that the Saints would snap their 3 game losing skid on the ROAD in an OUTDOOR stadium! Overall we probably shouldn’t be too surprised being that the NFL is so unpredictable weekly.  My week 13 views……

LIONS 34 BEARS 17

This game went as most expected as far as the outcome is concerned.  However, the Bears seemed to have an excellent game plan consisting of short passes to negate the Lions pass rush. Well it worked for them up to a 14-3 lead and it was downhill from there. The Bears defense is atrocious and Cutler/Trestman aren’t helping the situation.  Sad to see this season evaporate consodering all this offensive talent they put together.

EAGLES 33 COWBOYS 10

The Cowboys looked tired and caught completely off guard from the opening kickoff. This was a typical Dallas type of letdown with the magnitude of this game. The Eagles look to be clicking at the right time as the O-Line and Mark Sanchez seem more comfortable.  Everyone looks “comfortable” against Dallas to be fair.

SEAHAWKS 19 49ERS 3

The 49ers offensive coordinator is allergic to touchdowns and designed runs for Kaepernick apparently.  It is clear Kaep has a ton of work to do as a passer but he can still be a lethal runner (memo to Greg Roman). On the flip side the Seahawks are emerging and have gotten fairly healthy at the riggt time defensively. Russ is carrying this team on offense which is what they will need if they want to reach the playoffs.

Torrey Smith one hand catch against San Diego

CHARGERS 34 RAVENS 33

Stunner of the NFL Sunday as Rivers was on fire in Baltimore passing for almost 400yds. The injury to their top corner Jimmy Smith is really starting to hurt this defense when they play good QB’s. The Chargers are prone to huge letdowns following big wins but with the playoffs on the line they better be ready for Brady coming to town.

BUFFALO 26 BROWNS 10

The Browns will need to get back to smash mouth football in order to save their season. Forcing the ball to Josh Gordon is not the answer. Manziel gave them a spark and could possibly start this week but the playoffs could be slipping away.  Buffalo took care of business against a reeling Browns team and are still alive. Orton has to be better for this team to make a push.

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TEXANS 45 TITANS 21

The Titans are so bad they let Ryan Fitzpatrick torch them for 6 touchdown passes. It is very clear that the Titans are in “U-Haul” mode for the rest of this season. JJ Watt also caught a touchdown pass which validates his greatness and the Titans pathetic ways all at the same time.

COLTS 49 REDSKINS 27

It saddens me to see that Colt McCoy is 10x times better in the Redskins offense because RG3 was suppose to thrive but ahh well. Meanwhile, nobody wants to mention how awful the defense has been and how the d-coordinator’s job should be in jeopardy. The Colts hung 49 on them.

JJ Watt touchdown against Tennessee

JAGS 25 GIANTS 24

The Giants should be ashamed of themselves for squandering a 21pt lead to the hapless Jags. This is officially the pinnacle of terrible football for the G-Men and Lawrence Taylor is rolling over in his grave (figuratively speaking).

VIKINGS 31 PANTHERS 13

The Vikings are playing solid football for a team that isn’t goin anywhere this season which is a huge credit to head coach Mike Zimmer. On the flip side, the Panthers front office needs to get the boot for the injustice they have done to Cam Newton this season. Rivera deserves blame as well especially for the defensive side of the ball that went from elite to bottom of the bucket this season. The Panthers gave up 2 blocked punts for touchdowns which is code word for “we don’t care anymore.”

SAINTS 35 STEELERS 32

This game wasn’t even as close as the score indicates.  Leave it to the Steelers to wet the bed again in this game and give up another precious win they desperately needed. Maybe the Saints were a tad more desperate though as they dropped 3 straight home wins prior to this road victory. Ike Taylor’s reappearance to the Steelers lineup didn’t help as he gave up his trademark big plays.

RAMS 52 RAIDERS 0

The Raiders must have had a 1 win hangover from last week.  It takes major work or lack thereof to lose 52-zip.

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BENGALS 14 BUCS 13

Supposedly Andy Dalton was sick heading into this game but he plays like he is sick often so go figure. The Bucs have quietly been better defensively over the past few weeks so they might be grasping thinhs better. The Bengals won’t win many more games this season if they perform like this moving forward.

FALCONS 29 CARDINALS 18

I think Bruce Arians may want to retract the statement about saying Drew Stanton can lead them to a Super Bowl. They have 2 tds in their last 12 quarters of football and are losing ground on the NFC West fast. The fact that they had difficulty scoring on the Falcons swiss cheese defense is quite alarming.  Oh yea and Patrick Peterson may want to just be quiet after giving up a career day to Julio Jones after claiming he was ready to face his former SEC foe.

PACKERS 26 PATRIOTS 21

Definitely an instant classic of a game and potentially a Super Bowl prequel.  Both QB’s were dynamic but the biggest story was how the Packers defense held up against the Patriots juggernaut offense.  Holding them to 21 points is a major accomplishment and if they can play that inspired every game they will surely be Super Bowl bound (Seahawks might have some say in that too though).

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BRONCOS 29 CHIEFS 16

The Chiefs simply cant score enough points so the Broncos winning this game is no surprise. There are only so many ways you can get the ball to one guy (Jamaal Charles).

DOLPHINS 16 JETS 13

The Jets were without a doubt going to find a way to lose a game they controlled all night. They ran the ball 100 times seemingly which is Rex Ryan’s dream scenario but ultimately 2 missed field foals came back to haunt them. The story of the Jets life. Miami keeps pace in the playoff race and could be a sneaky wildcard.

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SPORTSCAST “NFL GAMEDAY SHOW”: EPISODE 194 (11-19-14) – PIGSKIN PICK’EM WEEK 12, COLLEGE ROUNDUP & JOHNNY ICE LOSES HIS MAN CARD

EPISODE 194: With the holiday season among us, BudKnocker get into a heated argument over Johnny’s fake Christmas tree and early decorations. It doesn’t stop there, as Knocker challenges Mr. Ice’s man card after his “outfit” comment. Also on the show: Week 12 Winners, Playoff Picks, College Football Playoffs and Rankings, The Baseball Mexican Minute, Shot of the Week, and much more.

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This Visualization Ranks How Much NFL Teams Have Been Fined this Season

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This map, which breaks down the relative amount that each NFL team’s players have been fined thus far this season, was compiled by Jody Sieradzki at Dadaviz. At over $3 million, the Cardinals are currently the leaders, but there is still some time left for the contenders in Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco to catch up before it’s all said and done.

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