Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians voiced his displeasure with the officiating in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Arians said that there “were obviously very many problems” and he sent about 15 plays to the league office looking for some answers from NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino.
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams wasn’t too thrilled with the complaining. In fact, he even suggests the Cardinals were the team getting the calls.
“Let’s not be crybabies, man,” Williams said Tuesday, via Philadelphia Magazine. “I thought the refs kept them in the game to some degree at times. But it’s football, man. It’s about going out there and executing. If they came in here with a different attitude, maybe not so nonchalant, thinking it was going to be a cakewalk. …
“I’m not big on teams sending stuff in, and ‘This is what needs to be called.’ Play the game, dude. It’s football, man. Either you come in and win or you blame it on the refs. Don’t blame it on the refs, blame it on your preparation that week. I’ve never been a fan of coaches sending stuff into the refs unless it was blatant. To me I didn’t think there was anything blatant out on the field.”