Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/16/12

Josh Morgan is one of the biggest goats in D.C. after costing the Redskins a shot at victory by committing an incredibly dumb penalty against the Rams on Sunday.

The Redskins were down 31-28 and had a 3rd and 8 at the St. Louis 36 with less than two minutes left. Morgan caught a pass from Robert Griffin III and the ball would have been down at the 29 after a gain of seven. Washington should have had a 4th and 1 and the choice between attempting a 46-yard field goal to tie the game, or going for the first down to run the clock and continue the drive.

Unfortunately, an undisciplined Morgan was irked after Cortland Finnegan gave him a shove after the play, so he responded by chucking the ball at Finnegan. You could argue that offsetting personal fouls were in order and that Finnegan got away with one, but Morgan still should have known better than to respond. You could also argue that Chris Long deserved a penalty for taunting the Redskins sideline by pointing to his head after Morgan’s brain fart and that the refs missed another call.

Still, even if the refs missed some calls in that exchange, there is no excuse for what Morgan did. The penalty forced them to attempt a 62-yard field goal, which they missed.

Even if the Rams caught a nice break at the end, they still played well and didn’t get down after falling behind 21-6. This was a really nice win for St. Louis.

“I should have just kept my calm,” Morgan reportedly kept repeating after the game.

Yes he should have.

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3 Comments:
  • Real point is that this is another example of NEED for replacement refs NEED to be REPLACED!!!NOW!! The game was out of their control
  • Morgan is an idiot. They have four receivers as good as him, so I'd cut him right now. There's no point in having somebody this stupid on your team.
  • What ya expect from undisaplined player? Need REAL REFs.
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