Enough is enough


Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is hit by Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart (26) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Kellen Bienemy, Reporter

National Football League players were highly upset with the officials. The most recent non-call was on Cam Newton. Cam Newton is the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. Newton was angry with the officials during the Arizona vs Carolina game, when he got hit by defensive end Calais Campbell.

After Carolina’s 30-20 win against Arizona, Newton delivered his most passionate case for not getting the calls he thinks he deserves but enough was enough Sunday.  “It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me.” Newton said. “It really is because at times, I don’t even feel safe. Enough is enough. I plan on talking to Commissioner Goodell about this. It’s not fun.”

Asked what was his breaking point—why now?—Newton said: “I coulda torn my ACL. That was the breaking point.”

My opinion on officials not calling clear mistakes is that they need to pay attention on when and where the quarterback gets hit. The officials had a very bad season this year missing multiple calls such as pass interference, personal fouls , roughing the passer and holding calls. You also have to see it from the officials point of view that they won’t see everything, because they are looking at a lot of things at a time.