We have complained as a fan base about calls, and non-calls, by officials against the Redskins. Obviously, as fans, we feel OUR players are often unnecessarily targeted - or in the case of Ryan Kerrigan...ignored.
But look around the league and you’ll see that the officials are completely taking over, and sometimes even ruining, games!!!
Now, these next two tweets are funny and a bit ironic, as Tom and his team have GREATLY benefited from officiating over the years, and the officials will do everything in their power to protect their “Golden Boy”. One could even argue that officiating helped them to two titles!
Still, Brady has a POINT.
I’m turning off this game I can’t watch these ridiculous penalties anymore #TENvsJAC— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 20, 2019
Troy Aikman also joined in on the action...
"I’m sure it’s maddening to watch a game with all the penalties," says Troy Aikman. "It’s rare that a play happens when there isn’t some kind of penalty that’s thrown." https://t.co/ul8pCjkSvF— Post Sports (@PostSports) September 19, 2019
You’ve heard it said many times in the past that holding can probably be called on almost every play in the NFL, but the officials are taking that to a new level this year...
Offensive holding in the NFL is - way up. I wrote about how teams might get an edge given the new officiating environment.https://t.co/G6Gg9QVjg9— Josh Hermsmeyer (@friscojosh) September 19, 2019
Former players, as well as local and national media alike are jumping all over this issue...
No matter what the NFL does, its officiating headaches just won't go away https://t.co/qD3iQBKiis— Denver Post Broncos (@PostBroncos) September 19, 2019
"I'm so glad the NFL decided to call so many more holding penalties this year." said NOBODY.— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 20, 2019
15 penalties in 29 minutes of football. Absurd!— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 20, 2019
Enough with the holding penalties. No one wants this.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 20, 2019
There were more penalties (15) than points (14) in the first half. #TENvsJAX— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 20, 2019
Penalty flags are killing the NFL.— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) September 20, 2019
These NFL games are UNWATCHABLE with all the penalties. Has to stop!— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) September 20, 2019
Now, I’m just a pee-on in the giant social media sports age, but just like many out there, I do have a platform, and I will try and use that to bring to light an epidemic that many believe is ruining the NFL’s on-field product.
I urge fans to go on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram...etc and voice your displeasure to the @NFL at @NFLOfficiating and tell them your fed up with the way these games are being called!
Will it make a difference; probably not, but at least let your voice be heard!
Let these men play!