NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a lot of heat for the way the league handled the missed pass interference call in the NFC title game, which screwed the Saints, and essentially kept them out of the Super Bowl.
It’s one thing to blow a call, but the way it happened — one official running over and signaling to the other to keep his flag in his pocket — was suspect. In watching the play over and over, during which Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly interferes with Saints cornerback Tommylee Lewis, it almost seemed as if the officials knew it was a penalty, but didn’t want to call it, and instead wanted to let the game play on without it.
Goodell finally spoke about it on Wednesday at a press conference, and he stated that the league will look into expanding replay.
That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t help the Saints, who got screwed out of a Super Bowl appearance.