Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Redskins' Santana Moss rips officiating
By John Keim
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss made it clear why he drew his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Sunday night. He also made it clear he could draw a lot more if all it takes is for him to say something was a “B.S. call.”
That’s because Moss said he’s seen plenty of calls that would qualify.
“It’s been the worst by far since I’ve been in the league,” Moss said. “I just know it’s been some crappy calls.”
Moss drew a 15-yard penalty after being called for holding in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the New York Giants. He directed his ire at the official. It sounded like Moss was not only upset with that call, but others that have – or haven’t – been made.
“We’ve been going through this all year where they haven’t given us the call when we deserve it or they call us for holding when it’s crap,” Moss said. “We’ve been going through it. I have to learn how to handle myself in that situation better, but when you’re in the heat of the moment stuff like that happens.”
Moss said he’s seen inconsistency with how officials call catches, whether in games involving the Redskins or others around the league.
“It’s probably been worse this year as a whole,” Moss said. “You got guys catching balls and they take two steps and they get tackled and the ball comes out and after they hit the ground and it’s no good and the other guy does it the next week and he gets the catch. Come on. Someone has to change that rule. ... I understand some things being changed but some of that stuff is crap. Hopefully somebody who’s in a higher position can really watch this season alone and see some of the stuff that’s being called.”