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Washington's Chase Young called for roughing Giants' Daniel Jones; Twitter has usual takes about NFL being 'soft'

Sporting News logo Sporting News 9/17/2021 Trevor Booth

Washington defensive end Chase Young was whistled for roughing Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in the first quarter of the teams' "Thursday Night Football" game at FedExField. And boy, was Twitter upset. 

While NFL Network commentator Troy Aikman agreed the play was a penalty — Young landed on Jones with his body weight — several people on social media felt otherwise, including former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz: 

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Savid Deen, who covers the Dolphins for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, also commented negatively, as did CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson: 

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More comments from the Twitter community: 

Despite his penalty, Young had two tackles and half a sack after the first quarter. The Giants led 10-7 late in the first half. 

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