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The New Orleans Saints aren’t going to the Super Bowl.
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The New Orleans Saints aren’t going to the Super Bowl.

I love writing that sentence. While it would have been kind of nice to see Atlanta burned down by a horde of Southerners for once Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey , nobody ultimately wanted to deal with another post-Super Bowl New Orleans fan-base again. Still, there is a huge asterisk next to this win by the Los Angeles Rams, as they benefited from one of the most blatant non-call fouls the League has ever seen.Nobody likes to see a game decided by a referee making “a judgment call.” The crime against the Saints here was worse even than the mistaken call made by the officials in Super Bowl 50. Even though Jerricho Cotchery caught that ball for the Carolina Panthers, the team failed to capitalize on a multitude of future opportunities to win that game. A correct call for the Saints would have required one hell of a shank by kicker Will Lutz to keep the Rams alive. That kind of bad officiating —the kind that implies the teams aren’t competing on a level playing field— leaves a sour taste in the mouth regardless of who ultimately wins.On the other hand, I can’t stand watching the Saints win.There is absolutely no love lost between the Saints and the Panthers, from the players to the fans. Watching them come up just short of the Super Bowl for the second year in a row is hilarious. It is the next best thing to them just being bad.How, then Womens Jarius Wright Jersey , do you reconcile the excitement of watching the Saints in agonizing defeat with the disappointment of a game decided, once again, by bad rules? Quite simply, actually. The NFL has declined to make a public statement regarding the call at the end of the Rams-Saints game. There will be a lot of pressure, both from teams and the media, through this off season to change the nature of certain officiating judgment calls. Extra eyes on the field and the ability to challenge and/or review more penalties will probably all be discussed. It is obvious that the game could benefit from adjustments to officiating. Last night’s game was an incredible toe-to-toe match between two of the best teams in the NFL. We shouldn’t spend this much time talking about the refs afterwards. There is no guarantee that any changes will be made, let alone made this year. When and if rules changes do occur Womens Dontari Poe Jersey , however, last night’s game will be one of the driving reasons behind them. For now, we can still hope that something will be done.That is an ideal picture of progress for Panthers fans: football being improved on the broken backs of a team we didn’t want to see whole in the first place. Plus, with the a victory by the Rams, we all have somebody to root for against the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Update (4:20 p.m. ET): The Panthers have officially placed wide receiver Damiere Byrd on injured reserve and have added cornerback Lorenzo Doss to the 53-man roster.According to Ian Rapaport of NFL Network, wide receiver Damiere Byrd broke his arm on Sunday and is expected to be out for the season. This will be the third time the former Gamecock finds himself on the injured reserve list in the last two seasons. Last season he was sent to injured reserve with a broken arm (no word if it’s the same arm he broke this time), but was designated to return to the active roster for the final month of the season. Three weeks later he suffered a leg injury that ended his season. It’s fair to wonder what this injury does for Byrd’s career prospects. He’s been a mainstay on the injury report since working his way onto the 53 man roster. On top of the three major injuries he’s suffered that have sent him to IR Authentic Ian Thomas Jersey , he’s also missed several practices and games this season with knee and ankle ailments. The best ability is availability, especially for a guy that makes his living on the fringe of the roster and special teams. His role in the return game will likely be taken by Kenjon Barner, now in his third stint with the Panthers.
03-04-2019 08:23 AM
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