Unfortunately, the NFL is witnessing a cultural shift where everything is softer. We care about concussions and player health but we also want a physical league. Now some linebackers are wrongly receiving abuse for being dirty players. This is unfair because they’re doing the best in their position (via PFF).
NFL legend Richard Sherman tweeted: “The product is suffering. Calling a player ‘dirty’ because he plays a physical brand of football that would have him on every highlight tape on every network when this game was great. Skewed the game so that players don’t have to be as skilled to be productive.”