NFL referees have been under the microscope this season for their implementation of the roughing the passer penalty, and the heat may be on again after a questionable flag thrown on Leonard Floyd.
The Bears outside linebacker came after Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler right as he was throwing the ball, but he moved out of the way to avoid a big hit. Floyd was flagged regardless.
Presumably, the penalty was for some type of contact with Osweiler’s helmet, but it’s hard to tell for sure how much Floyd’s arm even contacted the quarterback.
The Bears fans in the stadium let the boos rain down, and the angry tweets came out in full force afterward.
The penalty is being universally criticized, and the NFL may have to come up with an explanation this week from Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron.
Floyd, and his fans, will be eagerly awaiting his reasoning.
David Haugh, Patrick Finley and Kevin Fishbain join David Kaplan on the panel.
0:00- Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to dissect the Bears huge win over the Vikings. They discuss the defense’s dominating performance against Minnesota, grading Mitch Trubisky’s night and predict how far Matt Nagy’s team can go this season.
15:00- The guys react to the news of Denzel Valentine needing season-ending ankle reconstruction and discuss if it’s even worth it to let go of Fred Hoiberg during this season.
18:30- Patrick Kane turns 30 today. Can he play into his 40s?
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Well this is interesting.
Earlier today, the Bears released their injury report:
It's the first time this season that Trubisky has appeared on the report. The Bears didn't practice today, but even if they had, Trubisky would have been held out.
It's obviously concerning news, as the Bears have an 80-hour turnaround between divisional games.
Who knows if this is just gamesmanship on a short week, but your franchise QB injuring his throwing shoulder is never a good thing.
Linebacker Aaron Lynch (concussion) and tight end Adam Shaheen (concussion) also showed up on the report.