Jets defender Jamal Adams was flagged for roughing the passer and fined $21,000 for essentially playing football. After the hit that knocked Browns' Quarterback Baker Mayfield on his butt, Mayfield popped up and patted Adams on the top of the helmet. "Good hit."
But, the No Fun League referee said it was roughing the passer.
In response, the Jets' Safety blasted the league on Twitter, "This league is a damn joke! I just got fined $21k for this hit, I signed up to play football not two hand touch. Bulls---! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. Im gonna play MY brand of football everytime I step on the field. SMH."
Adams is right. I want to watch football, not some soft version of what was once the game. While I appreciate the attempt to protect quarterbacks (if we were playing the game of my childhood, Tom Brady would have retired long ago), at what point do we say that they've gone too far?