Los Angeles Rams left sort out Andrew Whitworth thinks that New Orleans Saints gamers and the Who Dat Nation are appearing like sore losers for venting about Sunday’s controversial non-call in his staff’s playoff win that clinched a spot within the Tremendous Bowl.
The veteran lineman, in a radio look Tuesday on The Wealthy Eisen Present, argued that whereas a no-call cross interference on Rams nook Nickell Robey-Coleman was up for debate, there have been different less-blatant calls that might’ve been modified as nicely and that the Saints in the end had their likelihood to win with out that decision.
“It is simply a kind of issues that is a slippery slope, and it is an excuse,” Whitworth stated. “And the truth is that they obtained the soccer after that snap. They performed in additional time with the soccer. New England had the identical state of affairs and received the sport. (The Saints) did not rating; we did. … We are able to argue about all of it day, however that they had a possibility to win the sport and we received it.
“The fact is, the place is the final foul that you simply need to argue? Whether or not it is blatant or not shouldn’t be a matter. It is whether or not it is a foul.”
Saints coach Sean Payton stated NFL officiating director Al Riveron advised him after the sport that the referees missed the defensive cross interference name on Robey-Coleman’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Tommylee Lewis.
“You see the arguments from among the Saints’ gamers in regards to the rule in regards to the commissioner restarting the sport over or from that time or no matter. … My argument to that might be: then Jared Goff obtained a facemask on the second down on the possession earlier than that was not known as. That’d be first and objective on the 1 (yard line) down three factors. In the event you have a look at our odds from the 1 (yard line) this season, that is seven factors. So, they’d be down 4, and a subject objective would not matter. They’d have needed to rating in that state of affairs both manner.”