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20-9-2019 18:19:07

‘Just let us play!’: Tom Brady criticizes NFL officiating during game he wasn’t playing in

Tom Brady expressed frustration with NFL officials on Thursday night while watching the Jacksonville Jaguars-Tennessee Titans game. “Too many penalties. Just let us play!” Brady tweeted after the game featured 15 flags thrown in the first half alone. Brady was not alone in his critique of the officials. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tom Brady has had it with all of the penalties NFL officials are calling these days. “Too many penalties. Just let us play!” Brady tweeted while apparently watching the Thursday night matchup between the Jaguars and Titans.Read more: Former Patriots centers say Tom Brady shoves towels and powder down their pants to avoid getting wet footballs from ‘the swamp ass’ The two teams combined for 15 penalties in the first half, making the game a frustrating one to watch.Too many penalties. Just let us play!!!! #TENvsJAC— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 20, 2019 After a few more soft calls, Brady said he turned the game off.I’m turning off this game I can’t watch these ridiculous penalties anymore #TENvsJAC— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 20, 2019 Brady wasn’t the only one to express frustration with the officiating in the game.Thursday Night Football summary pic.twitter.com/EwgbfN9pgy— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 20, 2019How the players see all the flags tonight. #TNF #TENvsJAX pic.twitter.com/NJDm04Bzzc— Yahoo Fantasy Sports (@YahooFantasy) September 20, 2019Penalty flags are killing the NFL.— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) September 20, 2019pic.twitter.com/zInfMnbBS4— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) September 20, 2019 NFL officials are in a tough spot when it comes to such criticism. On one hand, fans just want to watch players make plays, so the frustration with all of the stops is understandable. That said, referees can’t see a hold and just decide not to call it because there was already a holding penalty on the previous play. Offensive holding has been a focus of officiating crews this season, and the results on the field are clear. According to ESPN, 178 holding flags have been called through two weeks of NFL action – an increase of 66% compared to last season. There were plenty of egregious penalties throughout the game that left officials no choice but to throw the flag. But there were also some noticeably soft calls on which fans and players alike would have preferred the refs to swallow their whistles.Read more: The best value plays in your DraftKings lineup for Week 3 of the NFL seasonNFL WEEK 3: Our official predictions for who wins this weekendKey quarterback injuries have reshaped the top of the NFL just 2 weeks into the 2019 season‘I don’t know how I didn’t get it in high school’: Sam Darnold says he was mad he didn’t get mono earlierNFL POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands going into Week 3The post ‘Just let us play!’: Tom Brady criticizes NFL officiating during game he wasn’t playing in appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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