Don’t issue statements after the game
If there is one thing that makes you feel worse after a call gone wrong against your team, is a statement made by the league after the game agreeing with you. What’s the point though?
There was no statement from the NFL officially on Sunday’s debacle, so I’ll give them that. The considered for review comments came from an NFL source but there was no name behind it.
The statement would have read something like “At the end of Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers there was a jump ball by players from both teams. The play, although considered a Hail Mary, should have at least been reviewed. Had it been reviewed a pass interference call would have been justified. That said the NFL believes it has the best officiating in sports and mistakes will occur.”
That would have been the end of it, at least from an NFL standpoint. From a Cardinals fan standpoint, it would have been debated from now until the end of time.
Unless said statement is going to be followed up with correctable actions, the statement is nothing but wasted hot air. While we understand the NFL wants us to know they feel our pain, unless they plan to do something about it, keep your mouths shut.