Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call

first_img“I think that we all recognize that being in that position, you are the face of the league. And you have the responsibility to come out and address issues when they come about,” Brees told “The Dan Patrick Show” (via USA Today). “And I would say that on Monday or Tuesday after that game we all deserved a response of some kind.“Do I really want to be in a position talking about this over and over again? No, but I have to stand up and do it because I have to represent my team, represent the ‘Who Dat nation,’ and that’s my responsibility. It’s the commissioner’s responsibility to do the same thing, and yet we don’t hear a peep for 10 days, and it’s because he has to do it now because he’s at the Super Bowl and he does his annual press conference.” Related News Brees then explained the type of response that he would have liked to receive from Goodell immediately after the game. “That could have been, ‘Listen, we play an imperfect game, there were mistakes made in looking at the film that appeared to be an obvious pass interference and helmet-to-helmet foul, unfortunately it was not called. It’s really unfortunate, yet that is something we’re going to strive to make sure it doesn’t happen, strive to make sure the officials are making the best calls they possibly can,’ ” Brees said. “Plain and simple.”Goodell admitted during his news conference Wednesday that the officials made a mistake and there should have been a call on Robey-Coleman for the hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.The Rams went on to win the game 26-23 in overtime and advance to Super Bowl 53.Was this the worse no-call in post-season history?🤔 #Saints could have sealed the game here.— Bovada Official (@BovadaOfficial) January 20, 2019 Watch: Police spoof Saints-Rams controversial no-call play in drunk driving ad Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally weighed in on the no-call controversy late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game against the Rams, and he doesn’t appear to be happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The missed pass interference and helmet-to-helmet no-calls on the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman with less than 2 minutes to play in regulation have been one of the most talked about plays in the postseason, but there was silence from the league for several days following the Saints’ devastating loss. Goodell didn’t address the issue until his annual end-of-year news conference, which was 10 days after the botched call. last_img

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