The Buffalo Bills gave it all the can in Seattle Monday night, only to come up short… with the help of, according to head coach Rex Ryan, officials who missed some pretty glaring calls on the field.
Especially Richard Sherman roughing kicker Dan Carpenter that was not was not deemed a penalty.
“Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous,” Ryan said of the play, per Pro Football Talk. “It was wrong.”
“It’s clear what happened. The guy roughed our kicker. Jumps offside and roughs our kicker, and then because we had to go out and attend to him because it wasn’t called roughing the kicker, we had to spike the ball,” Ryan said. “Then, of course, they’ve got to put the K-ball out there and they don’t reset the clock. So from an officiating standpoint I think you can do a little better than that.
Ryan and Sherman had words after the game:
“He is mean-mugging like he’s doing,” Ryan said. “The guy is a great player. . . . It was a ridiculous play. Then he is over on the sideline basically taunting us. So I had some words. I think I said that ‘you’re too good a player to act like an ass.’ I think that’s what I said.”