Blaming the refs is a loser mentality. We had the ball with a first down on the Dallas 30 with a chance to take the lead late in the 3rd quarter and blew it. End of story.
So sick of hearing about Orakpo's missed holding calls every loss . If all he can do is get held without any counter at all and be overly dramatic throwing his arms up in the air then he needs to pack his bags.
I don't think anyone is blaming the refs, however, league wide the officiating is disgustingly awful.
Last night saw 30 yards in penalties called on BENCHES, and threw flags on seemingly every other play.
The NFL thinks we want to come watch offense, so they insert a ton of rules designed to make it go go go ..
and what is happenng is we're seeing more and more and more referees.
Last night you couldn't pay those clowns to call a hold,,..
Another crew would have called them all over the field.
Last night this crew called ridiculous ticky-tack calls,, other crews call differently.
the entire rulebook is so far out of whack that teams have absolutely no guarantee of anything resembling continuity between officiating crews.
And that is a big problem.
The Blocked into the punt rule being called there is outrageous,, our man was out of bounds and has the right to re-establish himself in the field of play.
He didn't throw his man into the ball, the ball came down a half-foot behind the other guy's ass.. and while our guy DID shove him, he shoved him to get back on the field.
the rulebook is out of control, and refs have waaaaayyy too many judgment calls to make.
Football is essentially a simple game, and their attempts to make a rule for every contingency has increased an already difficult job tenfold.
And the refs simply can't handle it.
It's not a new problem.