Josh Morgan Throws Ball At Cortland Finnegan, Costs Washington Redskins Game [VIDEO]
There has been a lot of hate on the NFL’s replacement officials lately, and justifiably so. But let’s not forget that there are plenty of other people in the National Football League that have been awful at doing their jobs. We still have to hate on them, too, you see.
Take Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan, for example. His team was in field goal range with a chance to tie or win their Week Two game against the St. Louis Rams. He caught a pass going towards the sideline against Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who is one of the league’s most well known trash talkers and irritants.
It was a third down play, and Morgan was tackled short of the first down marker, which means that a game tying field goal attempt was in the cards. The attempt would have been from around 46 yards, that is until Morgan decided that late in the fourth quarter was the perfect time to get up and throw the ball at Finnegan after the play. This resulted in a 15 yard personal foul penalty, putting the kick well out of Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff’s reach. He missed it, and the Skins blew a very winnable game on the road.
So, our hats go off to you, Josh Morgan. Your incompetence reminds us that the players are capable of failing harder than the replacement officials every now and then.