Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
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William Hayes Out For Season Trying To Avoid Penalty On Hitting QB

William Hayes Out For Season Trying To Avoid Penalty On Hitting QB

William Hayes, the team's best run stuffer, one of its locker room leaders, and someone who forms the heart and soul of the defensive line, is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

According to ESPN.com: "Hayes appeared to shorten his last step - with his right leg - and attempted to roll over Carr instead of landing on him". Your foot plants awkwardly into the ground for a half-second, and boom. Critics point out it is hard to make a clean tackle without putting weight on a quarterback. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been hit with questionable calls in all three of Green Bay's games.

According to the new National Football League rule change, aa defender laying their body weight on a quarterback after a tackle or sack equals a a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty.


The controversial new rule had led to a record 21 roughing the passer penalties through two weeks. His loss is costly even though the front four was the Dolphins' deepest area.

Asked if he believed the new law change was to blame for the injury, Gase replied: "I'm just telling you what happened".

Hayes' injury comes amid ongoing controversy over the new tackle rules. "I'm just telling you what he did". "It's going to be a tough one for us to swallow".

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