Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thought a penalty called on linebacker London Fletcher for a hit on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was ''horrible.''
Questioning another flag that went against the Redskins, receiver Santana Moss took it a step further, declaring: ''I guess we've got to play against a team and the ref.''
Last-place Washington is having enough problems dealing with its opponents this season: A 34-27 defeat against the Patriots on Sunday was the Redskins' eighth loss in their past nine games.
With a little more than a minute left in the fourth quarter, and Washington (4-9) driving toward a potentially tying touchdown-and-extra-point - or, perhaps, a go-ahead 2-point conversion, as Shanahan hinted he might have tried - Moss caught what appeared to be a 5-yard TD pass from Rex Grossman.
Except for this: There was a yellow flag on the turf.
When Moss saw it, he explained later, he was sure it was for a call against Julian Edelman, the returner and ...