The NFL needs to do something about the abysmal new roughing the passer rule, and soon.
It’s cost the Packers at least one game, with Clay Matthews having been whistled for a penalty to nullify a potential game-sealing interception against the Vikings.
And now it’s cost Dolphins defensive end William Hayes his season.
Hayes sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during Sunday’s game, and the pass-rusher tried to flip off his opponent so he wouldn’t have his weight on him. He ended up rolling over onto his knee, and it looked painful.
That’s absolutely brutal, and it’s hard not to feel bad for Hayes. This rule needs to go — and soon.