Saints tight end Ben Watson isn't pleased.
The aftermath of the no-call has been significant, with players voicing their disbelief, lawsuits and petitions being filed, billboards on it posted in Atlanta, boycotts throughout the New Orleans area and a letter from Louisiana's governor chastising Goodell. The NFL did admit that in a phone call with Sean Payton after the game, saying they "blew it", according to the Saints coach.
The NFL's "statement" came after Watson, who played for the Patriots from 2004-09 and two stints with the Saints before announcing his retirement after 2018, is a vice president of the NFLPA and a former Walter Payton Man of the Year award victor. The Rams then tied up the game with a field goal with 15 seconds to play. "From the locker room to Park Ave, accountability is what makes our league great".
Bitter after the Eagles lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl following the 2005 regular season, the aforementioned Specter made a floor statement in Congress on New England's alleged videotaping of other team's practices. "Lead by example. We are waiting", Watson wrote in his note. "They said it should never have not been a call", Payton said after the game of the explanation he received.
Loomis deferred most of his comments on the blown call to Saints owner Gayle Benson's recent statement, in which she vowed to "aggressively pursue changes in National Football League policies to ensure no team and fan base is ever put in a similar position again". I said that over the course of 60 minutes, Los Angeles would either win or lose on the field.