NFL pass rushers reveal how new rules make it impossible to be great

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SBNation.com—The NFL’s emphasis on protecting quarterbacks is putting defenders at risk, and they are not happy about it. “Why is it that we’re being penalized for something that we’re supposed to be doing?” Like so many of the NFL’s sack masters, Saints star defensive end Cameron Jordan is at a loss. “Hit the quarterback, but don’t. Sack the quarterback and help your team out, but before he lands, put a pillow underneath his head, read him a bedtime story — all after asking if you can invade his personal...

Richard Sherman says the NFL is making it impossible to play defense with new rules. It's not easy being a defensive player in the NFL right now