Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talks with referee Ed Hochuli (85) during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
I hate complaining about refs, but that crew yesterday was brutal – and unfortunately for Bengals fans, they were one-sided brutal (with the Bengals on the bad end). I thought the PI on Nelson was very weak at best. The late hit on Burfict was a joke. The horse collar on Dunlap was a joke. And the penalty on Sanu was also a poor call.
That is 89 yards worth of bad penalties against the Bengals. And then they missed a blatant PI on the deep ball to Sanu. The drive after the Nelson PI, they missed a PI when the DB hit Green clearly before the ball was there. Then they picked up the flag on a Baltimore PI which replay showed should have been a PI. It was just all around poor officiating.
Not the reason the Bengals lost, but certainly didn’t help.
How CBS justifies this guy’s salary is beyond me. His telecast accuracy makes a weatherman seem like a psychic. You would think for the money he is paid and the free time he has on his hands (not to mention a 13 year NFL career), he might be able to learn the rules of the game. At least twice on Sunday he stated a rule blatantly wrong , and about 5 times he proved his eyesight is also fair game for questioning.