Originally posted by allhype:
CCiowa who cares what other people think! You think just because you say it was NOT the refs fault people are gonna stop calling us Whiners. Please!!! Call it like it is and forget what other people think...just to make my point...1) Williams should have been kicked out of the game for shoving a ref. 2) The holding NO CALL on the kickoff return (B. Miller was being held). 3) The holding NO CALL on the Ravens punt from there own end zone. 4) The NO Offsides call on Baltimore at the end of the game. Now those are 4 calls by DEFINITION that should have been penalties and i'm not even talking about the TWO HOLDS on Crabs at the end of the game!!!!
bullet point number one had nothing to do with anything. he shoved a ref, should have got kicked out but did not, who cares, get over it and play the game and not use that as an excuse.. Our special ed teams were terrible all year and at least one of our guys just went running right past the returner, that stupid lapse, which occured many times this year, over rides any phantom call. the other stuff you say took place had nothing to do with anything, had we come out and played the game the right way. If we are or were the true elite team with the true elite coaches we are said to have, we could have over come anything negative you may have felt took place from a refs point of view. and in regards to first and goal from the 7 with the best run game in the nfl and best offensive line in the nfl,,,, when even little james got two yards on first down vs a run heavy defense,,,, that speaks for itself. If the coaches would have given the players a chance to win by either giving the damn ball to gore/ck/ dixon on second and third, the infamous fourth down alleged non call(and i say the ball could not have been caught anyway) would not have taken place.Some of you can blame the refs all you want but we did not play well on offense for four quarters, we did not play well on defense for fourth quarters and our special ed teams were their usual keystone cops self and that is why we lost the game,, plus the coaches let us down by not playing to what this team does best at crunch time in the biggest game of the year on the biggest stage in the world