Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ed Reed sounds off on league, MNF call
By Jamison Hensley
The Ravens have been critical of the replacement referees this season. But this time, it's not about a call involving the Ravens.
Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed joined a growing number of NFL players calling out the league for Monday night's game-ending fiasco.
The replacement referees gave the touchdown to the Seahawks and wide receiver Golden Tate when it looked like Packers safety M.D. Jennings had possession of the ball for the game-ending interception. That play resulted in a 14-12 win for Seattle.
"We all saw the guy had the ball," Reed told Baltimore reporters on Tuesday. "They should've called pass interference first but that's what's been going on with these refs. It's an integrity part of the game that they expect the players to uphold -- protect the shield. They don't protect the shield when it comes to the owners and everybody else getting the money."
Browns coach Pat Shurmur was also asked about the end of the Monday night game. "I've got a lot of thoughts, no comments," he said, via The Plain Dealer.