Think with Wink: ‘Roughing’ it in the NFL

Posted at 11:28 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 10:29:56-04

Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers hits Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NORFOLK, Va. - Defenders are defenseless.

Through three weeks, the 2018 NFL season has seen 34 roughing the passer penalties. Last year, there were 16 such calls through three games. The culprit of the spike?

In 2018, there's a point of emphasis on a decades-old rule prohibiting defenders from landing on the quarterback with their full body weight when making a tackle.

In his latest installment of Think with Wink, News 3 Sports Director Adam Winkler weighs-in on the league's clear commitment to being overprotective of its quarterbacks.

More Think with Wink segments can be found here.