Cardinals Coach Lashes Out After Controversial No-Call: NFL Explanation Will Be ‘Bullsh*t Like Normal’
Last night’s Seahawks-Cardinals game — which ended in a 6-6 tie after both kickers missed potential game winning field goals inside of 30 yards in the final minutes of overtime — was highly frustrating to watch. So one can only imagine how frustrating it was to be a part of. To that end, the postgame news conference from Arizona head coach Bruce Arians would seem to offer pretty good insight.
Arians was asked about two field goal attempts in which Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped over the long snapper and appeared to make some contact. One resulted in a block. The other, a 24 yard potential game winner in overtime, distracted the kicker enough to force him to pull the kick, which bounced off the upright.
His response, which aired live on ESPN, included a word you’re not supposed to say on ESPN.
“I’m sure I’ll talk to the league,” Arians said. “And we’ll get some kind of explanation that’s all bullshit like normal.”
Dean Blandino, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, offered a preview of what the league’s behind closed doors explanation is likely to be:
In #SEAvsAZ you have to land on the player for it to be a foul. The block was legal.
— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) October 24, 2016
That surely won’t appease the Cardinals head coach, whose team’s record stands at 3-3-1 following the tie. Watch his on-air expletive use above, via ESPN.
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