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Rule-Makers ‘Uncomfortable’ with Roughing the Passer Calls

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Rule-Makers 'Uncomfortable' with Roughing the Passer Calls

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Source:  Larry Bown Sports

The debate over what constitutes roughing the passer has dominated the early portion of the NFL season, and the people in charge of making and amending rules for the league sound like they are starting to second-guess themselves.

Judy Battista of reports that there are several members of the NFL’s Competition Committee who are “uncomfortable” with the amount of flags thrown for roughing the passer through the first three weeks of the season. It’s possible a change to the rule could be coming, but league officials are concerned about the optics of walking back a rule they implemented for safety reasons:

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