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Monday, November 16, 2009
Coaches thought officiating was horrible

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

I'm working on an item about the Rams' situation at receiver -- Keenan Burton is undergoing surgery -- but first wanted to pass along an officiating note.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated dissatisfaction with several calls during the Seattle-Arizona game Sunday.

"I'm disappointed that there seemed to be a number of penalties called that were tough to see," Whisenhunt said. "I thought we played a pretty good technical game. Some of those penalties were unfortunate. I wasn't happy with them. There will be a few that we turn in (to the league office) because, as would be the normal case, you don't always agree with them."

Seahawks coach Jim Mora also had issues with the game referee Walt Coleman's crew called. According to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times, Mora said he turned in 17 plays for league review, the most he has ever submitted as an NFL head coach.

If that is what the head coaches are saying publicly, imagine what they must be saying in private.

Coleman's crew called 26 penalties, an extremely high number.