To no one’s surprise, the replacement refs were a topic of discussion during the second week of the 2012 campaign. And like usual, the discussion began shortly after the scabs negatively impacted a game, the Ravens-Eagles tilt in this instance.
In the wild affair, which saw the Eagles barely emerge victorious, 24-23, the zebras were sluggish, taking an excessively long time to sort out penalties and keep things moving along.
They also took a Ravens touchdown off the board, calling receiver Jacoby Jones for offensive pass interference after hauling in a well-placed, 25-yard score. To say the least, it was a questionable call and easily could’ve stood.
For Joe Flacco, enough is enough.
In his post-game press conference, the Ravens quarterback slammed the officials, whom he accuses of “affecting the integrity of the game.”
Flacco is normally mild-mannered and reserved, so it says a lot for him to make these comments. Though, he wasn’t alone. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh also took...