It seems like there’s a perplexing roughing-the-passer penalty at the very least as soon as every week throughout the NFL season.
Hardly ever, nevertheless, do the officers admit a mistake.
However umpire Roy Ellison did simply that after the crew on the Buccaneers-Bengals preseason recreation Saturday flagged Tampa Bay rookie first-round choose Joe Tryon for pointless roughness.
Tryon was sporting a microphone throughout the recreation for a video produced by the crew’s web site. And it picked up audio of this trade:
Ellison to Tryon: “That was a great play on the roughing the passer.”
Tryon: “I didn’t imply to hit him like that.”
Ellison: “I feel we might have screwed that up.”
Properly, the preseason is supposed for figuring out the kinks, proper? Not only for the gamers.
Helmet-to-helmet contact is nearly at all times going to result in a penalty in as we speak’s NFL, although it didn’t seem Tryon lowered his head to ship the hit on Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. The helmet-to-helmet contact seems comparatively minimal and unavoidable when the play is seen at full velocity.
It’s not clear whether or not Ellison had seen an in-game replay or acquired phrase of the error from somebody in his ear.