Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he didn’t agree with the 44-yard pass interference call on cornerback Josh Wilson in Sunday’s 23-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
It appeared that Seattle receiver Mike Williams may have tugged on Wilson’s arm just before the pass got to them as they ran downfield.
But Wilson drew the flag. Shanahan said he believes that the referee who threw the flag wasn’t in position to see clearly what happened.
“The back judge called the penalty and the side judge, who had a pretty good look at it, did not,” Shanahan said. “There was a discrepancy there.”
The ball was placed at the Washington 21-yard line, and four plays later, the Seahawks took a 10-7 third quarter lead with a field goal. The Redskins managed to overcome the incident and outscored the Seahawks 16-7 down the stretch.
“At the end of the day,” Shanahan said, “you’re going to get some that you believe is not an interference and other ones, you’re going to say, ‘hey, maybe it was a little ticky-tack.’ At the end of the day, you have to live with those calls.”