The NFL’s controversial new roughing the passer rule, explained in a 3-minute read

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SBNation.com—Sacking a quarterback is getting more and more difficult. It’s not easy to record a sack in the NFL, and the pass rushers who have managed to do so have had difficulty avoiding personal fouls along the way. Earlier in the offseason, the league added an article to its roughing the passer rules that bans defenders landing on a quarterback. That’s a difficult violation to avoid and it’s created a storm of criticism from defenders and quarterbacks alike. What is the new rule? Here is the new aspect...

‘It’s not powder puff’: Josh Norman says new roughing-the-passer rules make NFL hard to watch. The Redskins' cornerback says there's not much that defenders can do to avoid being penalized when sacking the quarterback.