Gerald McCoy screwed with roughing the passer call for clean hit on Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers were bailed out by a terrible call in the first half of their game on Sunday, and the Carolina Panthers have every right to be furious about it.
Facing 3rd-and-13 from deep in Green Bay territory, Rodgers was just barely able to get rid of a pass from his own end zone before he was taken to the turf. The hit looked clean, but defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was flagged for a personal foul. McCoy did not hit Rodgers high, and it even appeared he made an effort to not land directly on top of the quarterback.
I have no idea how this is roughing the passer on the Panthers against Aaron Rodgers pic.twitter.com/dmF0LQVcs8
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) November 10, 2019
Rather than having to punt from their own end zone, the Packers were awarded a first down. The call was a complete game-changer at a time when the Panthers were trailing 14-10.
The NFL has made an effort to crack down on roughing the passer over the past few years, but we have seen far too many questionable calls that change the outcome of games. The call on McCoy was certainly one of them.