The NFL is trying its best to make the league safer for players.
One way they are imposing rule violations is by fining players.
In one of the most bizarre fines of the week, Packers guard Jon Runyan was fined $5,215 for unnecessary roughness.
But, that was not the main talking point about this action.
Runyan’s father, who is the NFL VP also named Jon Runyan, was the one who sent his son the fine.
#Packers G Jon Runyan was fined $5,215 for unnecessary roughness in last week’s loss to the #Giants. No flag was thrown, but Runyan still got a fine letter … from his dad, NFL VP Jon Runyan, who handles on-field discipline for the league.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2022
That is one way to make Thanksgiving dinner awkward between family members.
Also, the Packers lineman was not penalized for the play in last Sunday’s game.
Getting fined by your father on a play you were not penalized for is tough to swallow.
That is one of the main problems with the NFL.
The officials miss the calls on the field but then the players get fined after the fact.
As a whole, the NFL officiating needs to be better.
The refs have a big impact on every NFL game, they need to be more consistent with their calls.
The roughing-the-passer call seems to be the big one around the league.
It seems like some quarterbacks are getting a better whistle on roughing the passers than others.
There needs to be an updated rule, that allows defensive players some lee-way when hitting the quarterback.
The NFL is already set up in a way that gives the offense an advantage.
Ultimately, the NFL referees make mistakes just like the players.
But, creating an eye in the sky that will help officials on gameday could be beneficial.