NFL followers, gamers and coaches alike are often fast to leap on officers once they miss a name or throw a penalty flag for a foul that wasn’t dedicated.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay had a special tune on Monday.
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Darius Slay of the Eagles throughout the Buffalo Payments sport at Lincoln Monetary Area on Nov. 26, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Pictures)
Slay was concerned in a controversial play in opposition to the Buffalo Payments throughout their Sunday night time time beyond regulation win. He and Payments vast receiver Stefon Diggs acquired tousled on a cross play. It appeared Slay was holding Diggs’ jersey as he was attempting to interrupt free however there was no penalty referred to as.
One NFL observer wrote on X that the Payments had been “robbed” however Slay had a tempered method.
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“Refs miss calls on a regular basis.. no person excellent,” Slay wrote. “However holding an grabbing goes on each play. If they might’ve referred to as it I wouldn’t be mad in any respect!”
Head official Shawn Hochuli was requested in regards to the Slay-Diggs play after the sport.
“So on that play from the view and the angle of the official, we simply didn’t really feel that it considerably hindered the receiver’s capability to catch the ball,” Hochuli mentioned, by way of Syracuse.com.
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The Eagles received the sport 37-34 because the referees confronted scrutiny over penalties all sport lengthy, together with one they didn’t name on Haason Reddick for his deal with on Josh Allen. As an alternative, Allen was penalized for intentional grounding as a result of his toss didn’t attain the road of scrimmage.
“The hit on Josh Allen, we felt that the drive was from the entrance of the collar and what pulled him down was not from the again,” Hochuli mentioned. “So, that’s just about it. We felt that he was pulled down from the entrance of the jersey and collar.”
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Within the meantime, the Eagles improved to 10-1 on the season and the Payments fell to 6-6.