New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson ripped NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the NFC championship game.
The Saints lost to the Rams this past Sunday in overtime, and a horrific no-call on an obvious pass interference played a big role in the outcome. (RELATED: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Could Intervene On The Outcome Of The Rams Vs. Saints Game)
There wasn’t a flag thrown on this play. The NFL should be embarrassed. pic.twitter.com/qL2dTyonEb
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 20, 2019
So far, Goodell hasn’t said or done anything about the very obvious blown call, despite the fact he has the power to intervene. That hasn’t pleased Watson too much. He wrote the following on Twitter late Thursday afternoon:
Commissioner Goodell. We all realize that football is an imperfect game, played, coached and officiated by imperfect people. What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans though, was outside of that expected and accepted norm. Your continued silence on this matter is unbecoming of the position you hold, detrimental to the integrity of the game and disrespectful and dismissive to football fans everywhere. From the locker room to Park Ave, accountability is what makes our league great. Lead by example. We are waiting.
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 24, 2019
This is extremely well-said by Watson, and I agree with his sentiments. Yet, I understand Goodell’s silence. The league is currently being sued. Let me repeat that for all of you.
The NFL is being sued over this outcome! Anything Goodell says could probably be used against him in that lawsuit. It might be wise of him to keep his mouth shut.
The reality of the situation is that Goodell isn’t going to intervene, he’s probably not going to say anything anytime soon and then there will be some changes in the offseason.
Anything other than that, in my mind, would be very unlikely.