Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers managed to achieve victory over his arch rival Tom Brady and the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However while the Bucaneers vs Packers was the feature game over the weekend, much of the attention was grabbed by the Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts match.
The Kansas City Chiefs were handed a 15-yard penalty after defensive lineman Chris Jones was caught saying something to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan and this resulted in the Colts winning the game.
Aaron Rodgers is furious with the new set of rules
Aaron Rodgers during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show addressed this situation and said that such soft calls by the referees need to be controlled as they can ruin the game. Rodgers further continued and said that what college football did to targetting is absolute nonsense and is ruining the kids.
“Taunting as well as a point of clarification, nearly really looking at taunting standing over a guy or making a demonstration to a guy. A lot of them to me it’s I don’t know, man, it’s, and there’s been stuff done to me like, if somebody does the belt to me, do I want to taunting penalty on it? No, of course not. Like, I don’t know,” said Aaron Rodgers.
“I mean, we just gotta be careful going too far on some of these rules. It’s like what college did with targeting. Are you shi**ing? Me? Like, it’s absolutely ridiculous. You’re ruining these kids. And teams opportunities by subjective calls.”
Aaron Rodgers clarified that although he doesn’t know exactly what was exchanged between Matt Ryan and Chris Jones, he says that such calls need to be taken carefully as they can severely alter the course of the match.
“It’s ridiculous. So we got to be careful on how far we go in some of these rules. Again, I don’t know what was said between Chris and Matt. But that’s what happens. You know, these these calls, they’re 15 yards, what, you know, severely impacts a game especially late in the game like that.”