On Sunday, the game-winning touchdown drive for the Indianapolis Colts was saved by a penalty on a Chiefs defensive lineman. Chris Jones To say something for the Indianapolis quarterback Matt Ryan After a third-down sack. Two days later, no one will say what Jones said.
After the game, the referee Sean Smith He declined to comment. An alleged slur to compound journalist Adam Teicher. Smith said the specific comments made by Jones will be added to the official game report.
The league’s official match report has been released. However, neither the league office nor anyone else would say anything about what Jones allegedly said.
Transparency is needed if the league wants anyone to believe the call was correct. The lack of transparency shows that no flag is really bad enough to draw — or so bad that no one wants to repeat it.
“I know there’s talk during games,” head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Monday. “The best advice I can give is don’t say it.”
This is easier said than done. As Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said Sunday night, all kinds of things are said on the football field. The game will never end if every “profanity” flag is drawn.
Several years ago, the league pushed Avoid racial slurs From the field. Former defender Richard Sherman He said out loud Protesting the league’s crackdown on things said during games when the league decided to police certain words.
Regardless, Jones should know what he said. Did Smith influence the outcome of the game or did Jones react appropriately to influence the outcome of the game?