Seattle Seahawks running back Adrian Peterson is upset with the way he believes officiating affected Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Peterson posted a lengthy message about the officials on Instagram saying they “robbed” the Seahawks of a win and claimed his sons had tears in their eyes when they asked if the refs were making the wrong calls because “they just want the Rams to win.” He tagged the NFL, NFLPA and countless media outlets while writing the following:
These are literally life changing moments that shouldn’t be overlooked. I feel there are certain plays where officials should come together, review, and get the call right. Especially plays that are being displayed on million dollar Jumbotrons where the entire stadium and every football loving fan across the world can see.
These plays can be simply challengeable plays where you either win or lose and the show continues. Having these opportunities doesn’t take away from the game. Losing a timeout due to a failed challenge can be detrimental! However, not having that option takes away from the integrity of the game and helps dictate the outcome of games.
I don’t make excuses and I also feel any situation can be overcome, but, opportunities are all you need to create change. We got robbed of that last night on two critical plays which resulted in a 7 point swing and took away great field position that would’ve given us a chance to put points on the board. We then have a clear missed PI call that ended our opportunity to right the previous wrong of the officials. In critical moments of the game, they were presented with opportunities that we were not due to plays that should’ve been reviewable.
Between coaches, players and fans the criticisms are getting louder and louder. At some point this situation is going to reach a tipping point and the NFL is going to have to address the problem.