NFL defender flagged for latest joke of a roughing-the-passer penalty
It seems “roughing the passer” penalties get worse by the week. One that was called Sunday afternoon in Tennessee has the internet hot.
The Titans (7-2) are hosting the New Orleans Saints (5-3) and looking to stay atop the AFC. Things were tied 6-6 late in the second quarter and Tennessee was driving before quarterback Ryan Tannehill was picked off in the end zone on a 1st-and-goal play from the New Orleans 8-yard-line.
Big play for New Orleans, right? It was wiped away by a “roughing the passer” call on Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss.
This is embarrasing. A roughing the passer call on Tannehill that takes away an interception. What horseshit pic.twitter.com/hGp6A0bVOY
— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) November 14, 2021
The penalty moved the ball inside the 5 for Tennessee. Tannehill ran it in from a yard out a few plays later to put the Titans up 13-6.
Fans, media, and even a current player let their thoughts fly after the call.
A contender for worst roughing the passer call of the season in Tennessee. Negates a Tannehill INT in the end zone. He didn't even hit him in the head.
— Scott Kacsmar (@ScottKacsmar) November 14, 2021
Terrible penalty. Elliss should have simply teleported through Tannehill I guess
— TheSaintsWire (@TheSaintsWire) November 14, 2021
Imagine rewarding tannehill for one of the worst throws of the season because he got pushed
— Stuckey (@Stuckey2) November 14, 2021
Another awful roughing call negates a NO interception in the end zone off Tannehill
— Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz71) November 14, 2021
Good to see Ryan Tannehill was healthy enough to score that TD after being brutally hit by Kaden Elliss a few plays earlier
— Evan Saacks (@evansaacks) November 14, 2021
I want to know why Ryan Tannehill did to to the NFL because that’s the only explanation after this call and the one last week. Very weak roughing call. pic.twitter.com/7KVU9J7U20
— Blaine Grisak (@bgrisakDTR) November 14, 2021
That's a lame call, in my opinion. I get protecting QBs, but I promise you Tannehill was fine after that hit.
— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) November 14, 2021
You can’t take the pick away for that hit on Tannehill c’mon Mr. Ref.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) November 14, 2021
And we already have one that trumps the awful roughing the passer from TNF.
The Saints just had an end zone interception wiped away because… a pass rusher bumped into Tannehill’s back as he was throwing. Just a horrific, game changing call.
Every. Damn. Week. https://t.co/2KqNchISsJ
— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 14, 2021
think of the children https://t.co/m69gfcaEbm
— ADW (@StillUnknown85) November 14, 2021
This really might be the worst one yet https://t.co/gMYM2YsJFv
— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) November 14, 2021