Malcolm Jenkins Rips NFL Officials

The Philadelphia Eagles lost a close game to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, which dealt a big blow to their playoff hopes.

During the game, there were a lot of questionable calls made by the referees, most of which favored the Cowboys. One of the plays that stood out was a fumble by kick returner Jourdan Lewis, which was recovered by linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who emerged from the pile with the ball in his hands.

The officials initially ruled that Lewis was down, but the Eagles challenged the play and it was reversed upon review. However, the referees said Dallas retained possession of the ball, which didn’t make a lot of sense because Grugier-Gill ended up with the ball.

Instead of the Eagles getting the ball back in Cowboys territory, the officials gave the Cowboys the ball, and they scored a touchdown on the drive to take the early lead.

After the game, safety Malcolm Jenkins and his teammates were upset about the play and other mistakes by the officials, which they felt cost them a win. Malcolm Jenkins was obviously upset.

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“That was a pretty terrible call,” Jenkins said. “They reviewed it and the explanation I got was that it wasn’t a clear recovery, although Kamu had the ball in his hand and there was only Eagles defenders on the ball in replay. So whoever’s watching that in New York should stay off the bottle.”

Grugier-Hill echoed Jenkins’ sentiment when he was asked about the play, adding that the only players in the scrum were all Eagles players.

“They just said that the video didn’t show me getting up actually with the ball, but it was clear I had the ball, so I don’t understand,” he said.

“It was all green jerseys. It was all green jerseys.”

Despite having to deal with a loss due to poor officiating, Jenkins will likely have to pay a fine after his comments about the officials.

December 14, 2018 by : Posted in eagles No Comments

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