Cardinals coach Arians sends 15 plays to NFL for review.
Philadelphia Eagles star Cary Williams has told the Arizona Cardinals not to be “cry babies” after they sent plays to the NFL demonstrating officiating errors.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians reportedly sent 15 plays to the NFL to highlight what he thought had been “obvious” officiating errors during his team’s 24-21 loss on Sunday.
Included in the highlight reel were various instances of holding while linebacker Daryl Washington received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after complaining to officials about Matt Shaughnessy’s penalty.
Nevertheless, Williams has insisted that they are “all grown men” and that the Cardinals should just accept that they lost the game.
“Man, let’s not be crybabies,” Williams told reporters Tuesday, according to CSN Philadelphia.
“I don’t know, man. I thought the refs kept them in the game to some degree at times. But it’s about football, man. It’s about going out there, executing. If they came in here with a different attitude, maybe not so nonchalant, maybe [not] thinking it was going to be a cakewalk, maybe … I don’t know.”
The Eagles cornerback went on to add that the Cardinals should take a closer look at their own play and coaching decisions for reasons as to why they were unable to win the game.
Arizona are sat in third place in the NFC West with a 7-5 record for the season so far as they look to be falling out of contention for a playoff spot.
The Seattle Seahawks have already confirmed their playoff spot, with the San Francisco 49ers still highly fancied to secure one of the wildcard spots.
In contrast, the win allowed Philadelphia to keep up the pressure on the Dallas Cowboys at the top of the NFC East, with both teams now tied at 7-5 as the Eagles look to extend their four-game winning streak.