Patrick Mahomes: There’s got to be a little bit of common sense on roughing calls
Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, called for a controversial roughing the passer penalty on Monday night, wants the NFL to make the penalty reviewable. His quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, wants officials to use common sense.
Jones’ penalty, which came after he stripped the ball from Derek Carr and recovered it, was the second such egregious call in Week 5. The Bucs and Tom Brady benefited from a roughing the passer call on Atlanta’s Grady Jarrett that wasn’t.
“There are certain situations it shouldn’t be called and it gets called, but it’s like anything in the league, man,” Mahomes said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on The Drive. “Those guys are watching film and trying to do their best to call the game the best way possible and not affect it. There’s got to be a little bit of common sense along the lines of Chris Jones. He stripped the ball. I know some of his body weight lands on him, but he breaks the ground, and he was holding the ball in the other hand. So there’s only so much you can do as a defensive lineman to try to get off the quarterback whenever you have a clean shot on him.
“There are definitely times where it should be called. . . . It’s a hard penalty to call, but the refs continue to learn. They’ll continue to learn from their mistakes and continue to officiate the games the best way possible.”
Mahomes has been the recipient of 19 roughing the passer calls in his career, per nflpenalties.com. 7 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: There’s got to be a little bit of common sense on roughing calls”
October 11, 2022 at 7:06 pm
“Except when it’s against me”
October 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm
He should’ve gotten one last night. Was slung down just like Brady.
October 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Yeah nope they didn’t call it when the guy slammed Tua into the turf but when old Tommy gets tackled it’s roughing
October 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm
Are we still arguing these calls are mistakes rather than features of a money driven world?
The shady referee calls could easily be analyzed to show that almost every incorrect call helps keep a story line going that profits the NFL.
Do you think that exact same ref, Boger, would have made that call for Marriott to beat Brady?
October 11, 2022 at 8:19 pm
What is this “common sense” you speak of?
October 11, 2022 at 8:21 pm
Says the guy who cries to the ref every time he gets tackled!
October 11, 2022 at 8:40 pm
Step one, get dopey wife and sassy brother out of the spotlight. Step two, fix roughing the passer calls against his team. Step three, flop in the playoffs, again.