J.J. Watt: NFL’s $20Okay high-quality of brother T.J. for low hit is ‘madness’ | NFL


As NFL defensive gamers proceed to regulate on the fly to what’s and what is not a penalty, J.J. Watt on Friday known as a hefty high-quality levied towards his youthful brother by the league “madness.” 

ESPN reported Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt was fined $20,054 for hitting Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan “within the knee space or under” throughout Sunday’s 41-17 Pittsburgh rout. 

The elder Watt reacted with a pair of incredulous tweets, one quoting the ESPN report and the opposite a video of the play in query. “That’s madness,” learn the primary. 

On the second-quarter play, T.J. Watt blew previous Falcons proper sort out Ryan Schraeder earlier than reaching out for Ryan’s legs whereas stumbling to the bottom. The quarterback has simply launched the ball, and Watt seems to make slight contact with Ryan’s proper leg, with Ryan finally falling.

Watt was penalized for roughing the passer on the play — a flag that raised eyebrows amongst some on the time. 

By the primary 5 weeks of the season, defenders across the league — most notably Packers linebacker Clay Matthews — have repeatedly vented their frustration over penalties known as for hits on quarterbacks that do not contain the pinnacle or neck space. 

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