The officiating in the first half of Saturday’s Texans-Bucs game was quite poor, and it did appear to benefit Houston, which prompted Tampa Bay’s head coach to give the referees a piece of his mind.
Two major calls were blown in the first half alone, like when Bucs tight end Cameron Brate was tackled by his facemask, yet no penalty was called.
Not too long after, Texans tight end Darren Fells caught a pass, and was stood up by the Bucs defense. He fumbled the football during that time, as Lavonte David ripped it out of his hands, but officials had just ruled that his forward progress was stopped, and the play was blown dead.
Arians was irate on the sideline afterward, and he let the officials know about it.
Bucs fans echoed Arian’s sentiments, that’s for sure.