Skip to comments.Holmgren Takes Shot at Super Bowl Officiating (Steelers/Superbowl)
Posted on 02/06/2006 9:00:37 PM PST by beyond the sea
Seattle coach laments having to take on the guys in the striped shirts, too
DETROIT - No appreciation or consolation in Seattle for the Seahawks, at least not yet.
Nope, they were still stuck in frustration.
The post-Super Bowl parties went into early Monday morning as the Seahawks at least tried to celebrate their season, instead of their somber Sunday. Later, coach Mike Holmgren tried to refocus the team, momentarily, on what it had done and what it still may do.
And the Seahawks were still stinging from a few officials calls that went against them, such as Darrell Jacksons touchdown catch that was taken away by a penalty and a disputed TD run by Pittsburghs Ben Roethlisberger.
We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Holmgren told the fans at Qwest Field. I didnt know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well.
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What an ass to say this and worse to say this to a huge crowd.
And, the jerk couldn't manage to find coach Cowher in the middle of the field after the game.
bad sport Holmgren ................ ping
It wasn't the officials that screwed up the clock at the end of both halfs.
Stealers is right. I hate Seattle. Holmgren wrecked my Green Bay Packers. But that thing was a crime, as were several NFL playoff games this year.
The NFL is becoming as bad as the NBA.
...or missed any field goals.
Well it seems that the main sports writers are with him on this one ....
That was sad if it was on purpose, because even if he thought the refs stole the game, there was no reason for him to hold Cowher responsible for it.
If he had spent as much time and effort managing the clock, maybe he wouldn't have to whine about the referees. They didn't make his quarterback throw a 4-yard in-field completion when they needed a quick score.
Ben just got shaved on Letterman, btw.
Remember, any team that has the Packer's makeup is destined to lose against a good defense.
A big AMEN! Worse clock management I've seen since the Eagles, and they only messed up once in the Superbowl, not leading into halftime, and the end of the game.
He'll get fined for sure...but the truth hurts, doesn't it, Pittsburgh?
Big Ben is on Letterman, said he told Coach Cower he wasn't sure if he made it in...but Cower was going to run it again regardless...
You are living proof that not all FReepers are smart.
I'm not sure who's whining more.
He was just saying out loud what everybody knows. This game was a disgrace - too many bad calls on the field, and they all went against the Seahawks (who btw, played a mighty fine game!)
That's true, I used to really respect him. I would have thought that he'd never say such a thing.
........ or punted into the end zone all the time, or dropped passes with a bad case of "alligator arms".
Holmgren knows the sentiment in the country is with him. That's why he said it. And the NFL better know it has a big problem with officials.
Jerry Seamon has some work to do in the off season.
A lot of dumb-*sses agreed with Dan Rather too.
And two big mistakes like that can easily cost him his job.
Holmgren's not going to get fired for losing the only SB game Seattle's ever been in!! That's nuts.
I agree. I used to be a big Steelers fan but I felt guilty rooting for them last night. My husband felt the same way. I just wonder how the Steelers fans would feel if the refs had called a bunch of bad calls against the Steelers. I don't blame the Steelers. I blame the refs.
Awww, that's not fair! You know the game was lopsided! You've just got your head in the sand! :P
I'll say this, I have no love for your Stealers, or the Sea Chickens, but yesterday's game ended my watching Pro Football for a long time to come, and I have a relative who is the starting QB for another team. The whole family has joined in encouraging him to leave the league ASAP
I can't remember which commentator said it, but one of them said that at the end of last season Holdgrem had a conversation with the owner and wondered if he was right for the team.
True ... Seattle deserved to lose because they made several key errors.
Still, the referees were too visible in the game -- they were calling Seattle very closely, and the Steelers not nearly as closely. The crucial holding calls, for instance, most of which were cheap, and wouldn't have affected the play in any case. And the flagrant Steelers offsides on one key play ... how in hell did the refs miss that?
I don't blame the Steelers either - they played a great game too. And maybe Seattle still would have lost. I'm just really disappointed in the refs is all.
And yet the Steeler apologists were high-fiving and kissing Joey Porter's ass when he said the same thing after the Indy game.
Let's see, 1 bad call in a win, versus several bad calls in a loss. Who actually has more right to complain?
Holmgren's story yesterday was that they tried hard, but the other team made the plays and beat them.
He must have been reading FR Super Bowl threads to espouse the stuff that came out of him mouth tonight.
Made him look small, like a sore loser.
LOL!! Holmgren's just saying what every sportswriter and talk show host has been saying all day!!
It's not poor character to point out that the refs made calls that changed the course of the game.
If he gets fined, Seattle management will likely pay it.
Tagliabue is more worried about making sure the NFL doesn't let the owner of the Saints take them to a city where they'll actually appreciate them.
Yes I saw it. It's pretty hard for the guy who is carrying the ball to see whether he scored or not. On another thread here on FR it shows distinctly that at least half the ball was over (above) the goal line. So all that speculation is just stupid. (I'm not talking about you.)
I watched every "disputed" play on the HD Tivo except the "block in the back" and the only "bad" call against the squawks was the 15 yard penalty low block penalty, which meant nothing.
The squawks were out played, out coached and obviously out classed.
Pot calls polar bear "Black!"
Thanks for the Sore/Loserman graphic. Not only is Seattle a bunch of crybabies, their logo has to be the ugliest in professional sports, even uglier than the old Tampa Bay dreamsicle uniforms.
Me, too. I miss the old days of the killer Dallas defense and Terry Bradshaw, the 49ers. It just ain't the same anymore.
You'll figure it out some time.
sorry,i agree that the refs stunk...but what the Seahawks did was anything but a "fine game".
The Seahawks stunk up the place...and they were joined by the Steelers.
I dont have a dog in this one, but neither team really looked like a Champion team out there..both looked like a team in week two of the season.
I dont really feel bad for the hawks though, they blew too many opportunities to place the blame entirely on the refs...no matter how bad the refs were.
Hmmmm. One team comes in after having won three on the road to get to the SB. One team comes in after having won two at home to get to the SB. The SB is on the road. It was an NFC team against the AFC and it's a Seattle Team whose team name is BIRD THAT DOESN'T EXIST and is from a city that prides itself on lattes and the team colors include LIGHT BLUE against a team from a city that represents hard work, BLACK AND GOLD and black coffee no f**king cream. And Holmgren is taking shots at the refs.... ohhh plleeeaazzz
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