The Buccaneers kept possession and eventually won the game 21-15, but there was a howl from those who thought there was nothing wrong with the way Atlanta’s Grady Jarrett fired Brady.
These include former NFL personnel chief Scott Pioli, Say On Twitter, “I’ve watched a lot of #NFL football in my life, but someone’s going to have to explain this rough passerby call.”
The 57-year-old, who helped draft Brady with the New England Patriots and whose subsequent stops included working in the Falcons’ front office, shared a video of the show and added: “I’m not sure I’ve watched anything very good. like this.”
During the game, Jarrett chased after Brady, who was mobbed after moving right in the pocket to evade a defensive tackle. Jarrett grabbed Brady by the hip and threw the 45-year-old quarterback to the grass.
On a Fox Sports telecast, analyst Daryl Johnston criticized the call, saying there was “no intent to hurt the quarterback.” He added, “It’s not in the spirit of the rules, it was created to protect quarterbacks.”
In the NFL rulebook, a passage in the rough passer section states: “When dealing with a passer in an undefended position (for example, during or immediately after a pass), the defensive player must, as necessary, or Throw him hard to overwhelm or land on him with all or most of the defender’s weight.”
Jerome Berger, head referee in Tampa, Say After the game: “All I had was the guard caught the quarterback while he was still in the pocket and unnecessarily threw him to the ground. That’s what I made my decision on.”
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Borg was asked if his staff had “taken concrete steps to try and guard” against this treatment of quarterbacks, given the play’s Week 4 injury with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovaloa The scene is similar.
“No, not necessarily,” he replied via a pool reporter.
“It was a bad decision,” said NBC Sports analyst and former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy. Say in a tweet. “They have to protect all the players, including the quarterback. But Jarrett did nothing wrong. I believe the call was an overreaction to Tua last week.”
Some who chimed in online said the identity of the firing victim — in this case, the NFL’s biggest star and arguably the greatest quarterback in history — influenced officials to blow the whistle during games will.
“The Falcons are robbed,” former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, now an ESPN analyst, said. Say on Twitter. “Even for Tom Brady, being a hard QB doesn’t equal a rough passer.”
“The rough call they just made to Brady was probably the most embarrassingly bad NFL call in five years,” ESPN’s Mike Greenberg tweet. “And there’s zero chance of them calling any other quarterback.”
Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles, responding to a postgame question about whether he thinks “other quarterbacks will get the same call,” said he was involved in Tagovailoa and the New York Giants – Green Bay Pack A similar call was seen in the Works game earlier Sunday.
“I think they’re starting to crack down on some things and hit back,” Powers told reporters, “so now, the way they’re saying it, I think a lot of people are going to get that call.”
Atlanta head coach Arthur Smith appeared frustrated on the sidelines when he got the call, refusing to criticize officials after the game. Asked if he thought it was gross, Smith said: “I’m not going to talk about that. I haven’t seen the movie and I have to worry about how to direct it.”
Reporters tracked down the issue, and Smith was asked if he thought his Falcons had received a “fair assessment” from officials.
“I have to worry about what I can control,” he replied, “so I just have to see what I can do to better guide these situations.”
Smith also declined to comment on whether Brady’s status in the league helped him get the call.
A rough call from several commenters point out In the previous game, the Falcons had not been flagged for possible pass interference on Brady’s long pass attempt to wide receiver Scotty Miller incomplete. However, games like this, and the decisions officials have to make, happen frequently in NFL games. The brutish decision was felt by many to be very unfair to Jarrett, not to mention particularly damaging to Atlanta’s road-win hopes.
This is the second week in a row that Borg has been criticized for a crucial rough-passing penalty. Last week, his staff marked the Baltimore Ravens’ late fourth-quarter hit on Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen to help the Bills win the game.
Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith suggested Sunday that the NFL needs to make calls from rough passers available for review. “It’s out of control”, hehe Say online.
After the win over the Falcons, Brady was asked what he thought of the game.
“I don’t throw flags,” he said.