In what has become a sad and running theme throughout the NFL this season, officials are being blamed for a loss suffered by the New York Giants against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
While the Giants were nipped at the gun by a Graham Gano 63 yard, yes a 63 yard field goal, Giants’ safety Landon Collins was in no mood to be conciliatory.
When asked by the media in a post-game interview when the mood of the team was, Collins replied with a curt, “The mood is we need better refs, point blank, plain simple. It’s bogus calls being called out there.”
Collins was called for a questionable unnecessary roughness penalty while attempting to make a play on the ball that extended a Panther drive in the fourth quarter that would have forced a 4th-and-13. The drive resulted in a touchdown. The Giants surrendered three first downs on penalties in the game.
In addition to the unnecessary roughness call the Giants felt Carolina was given a first down on the game winning drive that seemed to come up short on 3rd and 1.
Giants players and fans lit up Twitter with rage at the officiating.
Collins will probably be getting a call from the commish asking a for a bit of coin for his comments.
Regardless of how the Giants feel about the penalties, just or unjust, they are still 1-4 after five weeks in the season.