The NFL is “getting soft”. That is how Packers linebacker Clay Matthews feels after getting another roughing the passer penalty. The league stands behind the call and referenced the new NFL Rule in a tweet, shortly after the penalty play. Ironically the rule, regarding hitting the quarterback, became more strict after Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers was tackled and broke his collarbone. To show just how strict the rule has become, here is a little tidbit: Matthews entered 2018 with a total of four roughing penalties in his 10-year career, he is 3 for 3 so far this season.