James Bradberry has opened up on the costly penalty that likely cost the Philadelphia Eagles a Super Bowl championship, or at least prevented them from going to overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Super Bowl viewers were incensed by a holding call on the Eagles cornerback, who was adjudged to have impeded KC wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster on a late play. The call handed the Chiefs a first down and allowed them to run the clock down before winning the game with a field goal.
While the call was a controversial one, Bradberry has admitted it was the correct one, though he was hoping the officials would let them play.
“I pulled on his jersey,” the CB said, per Josina Anderson of CBS. “They called it. I was hoping they would let it ride.”
While some fans appreciate the CB’s honesty, many of them agree with the announcers, who noted that such a call at the end of what was an exciting Super Bowl up to that point just ruined the game.
Others pointed to the NFL’s lack of consistency in such instances.
Bradberry’s admission, though, was as surprising as it was refreshing. But, despite what Roger Goodell thinks, officiating was not at its best in 2022/23.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.