Nov 11, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator flips off the refs (GIF)

Sideline tantrums are becoming a thing today apparently. Dez Bryant threw not one, but two, sideline tantrums. While this might not qualify as a tantrum or compare to Bryant’s out bursts, it is just as immature. Especially coming from a coach who is expected to be a leader of the team.

After a call he didn’t like, the Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver flipped off the referees. One time wasn’t enough though, he decided to go for it a second time.

The Raiders were winning 21-3 at the time and seem to have the game under control. On 2nd and 12 from the Steelers’ 40-yard line, the quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a pass to Antonio Brown. He was tackled by Mike Jenkins, who was flagged for face-masking on the play.

Tarver didn’t agree apparently.

[h/t] Kissing Suzy Kolber


Tags: Oakland Raiders

  • Chris Schroeder

    For a long time Raiders fan you can’t help but want to run up to the referees on half of their bogus calls and kick them right in the teeth. For as long as I could remember the referees have been biased against the Raiders and have been the cause of several of the losses in the NFL. Just when you think you’re winning and you have the upper hand here comes the bogus penalty calls from the referees because we all know that they cannot stand when the Raiders win a game. However, I have noticed there hasn’t been nearly as many bogus calls during the Reggie and Dennis Allen era as there was prior to that, but nonetheless as immature as it seems it’s good to see our defensive coordinator give his peace of mind even if using hand signals.

  • James Holtslander

    It wasn’t the face mask call that irritated him. It was the personal foul for hitting defenseless receiver that was ultimately picked up and not called a penalty because one official got the right call. Jenkins hit the running back as he was still trying to catch a ball he had tipped further away from himself. Jenkins also adjusted to the tip an they inadvertently hit each other.

  • Mark Shafer

    Some of there calls where terrible. Then there was that non call during the scuffle. I don’t know who was at fault but when players get thrown to the ground after the whistle isn’t that a penalty or at least a flag ?