Published: Sat, January 26, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Saints TE Ben Watson blasts Roger Goodell for silence on blown call

Saints TE Ben Watson blasts Roger Goodell for silence on blown call

The crowd wanted a flag for either pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman.

Tommylee Lewis of the Saints drops a pass broken up by Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game.

New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous "no call" during last weekend's Saints-Rams championship game. Instead, they were forced to kick a field goal early which allowed the Rams to tie and ultimately win in overtime.

The NFL has given no indication that it plans to enforce any rule which would force the Saints and Rams to replay the final moments of the game.

After the first media timeout, referee Bill Vinovich asked a group of BYU students to take down a sign that said "Don't screw these Saints, Bill".

Commissioner Goodell. We all realize that football is an imperfect game, played, coached and officiated by imperfect people. There's nothing that can be done about the loss now, but Watson absolutely has a point in that the National Football League should've said more on the bad call. 'What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans though, was outside of that expected and accepted norm. There's no way this response has satisfied the Saints organization, and it definitely shouldn't satisfy the fans that prop up the NFL's business model.

Bitter after the Eagles lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl following the 2005 regular season, the aforementioned Specter made a floor statement in Congress on New England's alleged videotaping of other team's practices.

Even if the game doesn't take place, Rep. Scalise still likes the Saints' Super Bowl chances ... in 2020.

So it's pretty rare for some of Watson's character to publicly challenge anyone, let alone the most powerful man in the NFL.

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