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Roughing the Passer

Can this go away?

95% of the time it gets called is when I am usering the DE or DT, win my block and then have to fight through the hokey pokey animations the coders implemented to "protect the QB". QB gets the pass off, untouched, when I am still a few yards away. Screen scrolls up to where the pass is thrown and then I get the off screen flag for roughing while I am not even controlling the guy anymore. This had ZERO impact on the play, there is ZERO chance of the QB being injured and definitely has a greater than zero impact on my attitude towards this game.

If you are not going to call holding, PI, Grounding (half the time) and other penalties that do impact game play, then this needs to go....


  • Yeah, this stinks. But I don't' want it to go away. It's part of the game. I think more penalties need to be called but I get it... if and when that happens, the threads will be full of "this game is scripted" threads but as far as I'm concerned, it is part of the game and it needs to be in.
  • NatureBoy2323
    3704 posts Game Changer
    I agree with @kennylc76, it doesn't need to go away, but defiantly needs to be toned down. I have been getting 3 to 5 roughing the passer calls a game. It's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. lol.
  • You kind of hope that the PS5 will be able to better emulate the NFL. If EA is able to average the number of penalties called in NFL games over the past three years, they should be able to transfer that to the game. Of course this is the most important aspect of that: they have to scale it to account for minutes played.

    If the NFL averages, say 11 penalties a game, EA can have 11 penalties if I am playing 6-minute quarters/
  • legeis94
    1 posts New member
    If they are going to have the penalty they should allow the QB to get hurt if it happens
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