Chris Jones on strengthening the aisle’s appeal: “What do you want me to do?”
Monday Night Football‘s heads–Raiders The game saw another controversial bystander call-up this week, this time in a defensive tackle in Kansas City. undefined.
Jones fired Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in a play late in the second quarter, then snatched the ball away from the quarterback before hitting the lawn. However, the star of The Chiefs landed on top of Carr, and the ruling crew flagged the threat of punishment for bystanders.
After the match, Jones, like many other football fans, was at a loss as to what he was supposed to do in this situation.
‘No need to explain,’ said Jones. via KSHB41. “What am I going to go up to? [the referee, Carl Cheffers] And they say, “How should I treat? And how should I not roll over on it? I’m doing my best. I’m 325 pounds, well what do you want me to do?”
Monday night’s controversial penalty kick came just a day after the football world was once again debating a harsh Buccaneers-Falcons penalty kick. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady was sacked by Atlanta quarterback Grady Jarrett, in what many considered a clean-kick, but the defensive player still issued a penalty.
As the austerity of bystander penalties has become a hot topic of conversation, Jones added Monday night that he thought the league would likely consider reviewing the penalties.
“I think now it’s more like taking the initiative to expand to consider undermining passers-by now as cyclical, as they did in pass interferences two years ago, where we can watch pass interferences,” Jones said. “I think they’re so focused on it that we need to be able to watch it in the booth now. That’s the next step for the NFL as a whole. Appearances can be deceiving. When you look at a replay, it’s completely different. It’s ridiculous.”
Subsequently, the head of the referee, Chivers, explained his reasons for issuing the sentence, saying that the play became a punishment when Jones “fell on him”. [Carr] full body weight.
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