It was non-call everyone, but then punished Sunday afternoon on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Tommylee Lewis became Nickell Robey-Coleman's truck, and pass-interference calls should have been called the Los Angeles cornerback. But instead, Rams and New Orleans Saints went on overtime, and it was Rams who bumped into their Super Bowl LIII ticket on February 3 against New England Patriots.
Sean Payton, the New Orleans leader, called for more replay while Ram's trainer Sean McVay didn't see anything wrong with the game. Robey-Coleman admitted, however, that he should have been called to PI.
Now, Devin McCourty talks about the matter and says that although he is not a fan of reviewing, something needs to be done to "make an official more inviting."
"Do these refs as full-time jobs so they don't have to work in the offseason," said the patriot security via NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran. "Give them higher pay, give them a union so we have guys working on their craft year-and-year-out as the players do, so we're not here in a NFC Championship Game with a chance to go to Super Bowl and then get a call from the league office that says, "Hey, I'm sorry." It does absolutely nothing for the group of guys who just played. "
Although officials have a union and some are full-time employees, he raises a good point. There will most likely always be effortless missed calls or penalties that may be generous, but an "excuse" does not change the fact that the Saints were potentially robbed of a Super Bowl look.
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