Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman does not understand why Saints fans are so angry
Nickell Robey-Coleman does not understand why New Orleans Saints fans are so angry about the no-call in the NFC Championship Game.
Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before a key third down pass arrived and should have been flagged for pass interference. The league also said he could have been penalized for an illegal hit to the head. Despite both fouls, Robey-Coleman was not flagged. The Saints ended up kicking a field goal but left enough time for the Los Angeles Rams to drive for a field goal to tie the game. The Saints threw an interception in overtime, giving the ball to the Rams, who made a long field goal to win the game.
In comments shared by NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Robey-Coleman said it’s not his fault the call was not made and that he doesn’t understand why fans are still so upset.
#Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman told me he rewound the controversial no-call in the NFC title game about 1,000 times. Still thinks ball might have been tipped. Fast play and “it was really up to the ref.” So what’s his message to #Saints fans watching angry or boycotting today? pic.twitter.com/hyMZebjUtn
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 3, 2019
If he can’t figure out why they’re so upset, then he needs to put himself in their shoes. If the situation were reversed and a no-call like that cost his team a Super Bowl appearance, he might understand.