Explicitly Speaking, Titans' O-Lineman Taylor Lewan Was None Too Pleased With Officials After The Game On Sunday
I don't hate myself anywhere near enough to have watched the Jets-Titans take part in what, from the outside, seemed like a slugfest only in the sense that both teams essentially took turns counterproductively punching themselves in the face. Therefore, though it has collectively gotten worse throughout the league with each passing week, I can't speak with any level of expertise to the quality of officiating during that particularly awful game.
That said, I do appreciate a solid picking of battles, so I tip my cap to the script-flipping that was a Titans' player slandering one of the few teams that has less postseason success than his own, with that being a team of officials. I can't imagine it's all that often that referees get openly and abrasively mocked for their standing amongst all stripes, so Taylor Lewan going one-by-one to directly and then publicly point out their inefficacies relative to their peers certainly can't hurt in getting them to fine tune their whistles.
Even if these allegations of "trying to ruin it" by way of "bleepity bleep bleeping" are true, I don't think NFL officials are out there intentionally botching calls. However, NFL players not named Marcus Peters don't intentionally miss tackles and we still crap on them when their seasons consistently end in Week 17. Only fair we give the same treatment to inept crews of referees that can't be trusted when it truly matters that we give to inept teams that constantly fail in big spots, and better to be hard on them than someone that knows a thing or two about being an easy target.