Would officials have called Michael Gallup for offensive pass interference if it wasn’t Jalen Ramsey covering him? Maybe. Maybe not.
But Ramsey sold the penalty.
The Rams cornerback defended it in his postgame comments and on Monday on Instagram: “You can’t do this in football people. Great call. Rams 1-0. Don’t be so mad. LOL.”
Even though referee Tony Corrente said it was “clear and obvious on the field,” on TV and in the film room, the call that essentially ended the Cowboys’ comeback chance looked questionable.
“It made me sick when I watched the TV copy,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I thought Michael ran an excellent route. The DB attempted to clamp his arm, (Gallup) pulls his arm out and makes a catch.
“So, it’s definitely a call you’d like to see not happen, and I know everybody wants to talk about the time of the game and the way the game was called to that point. But at the end of the day, it was an excellent route and throw and completion by Michael Gallup from Dak.”
Instead of a 47-yard catch for Gallup to the Los Angeles 19 with 21 seconds remaining in a three-point game, officials assessed a 10-yard penalty against the Cowboys for offensive pass interference. The Rams applauded the call. The Cowboys questioned it. The officials defended it.
Mike McCarthy on OPI: It made me sick when I watched the TV copy originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
Edouard Mendy announcement, Declan Rice latest plus possible exits
Chelsea could still add more new faces before the summer transfer deadline closes next month.
The Blues have spent more than £200million so far with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell the headline arrivals in a busy summer at Stamford Bridge. Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr have also joined as Frank Lampard looks to shape the squad into what he hopes will be title challengers.
There could be more to come too. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to arrive from Rennes in a £22million deal to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who endured another torrid afternoon against Liverpool blighted by another costly mistake. They could yet test West Ham’s resolve over Declan Rice too with Lampard known to be a big admirer. There is likely to be exits too with N’golo Kante linked with Inter Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko with PSG and Fikayo Tomori a possible loan departure to Everton. We’ll have all the latest for you throughout the day.
Matt LaFleur downplays severity of Davante Adams’ hamstring injury
The second half of Sunday’s game saw the Packers outscore the Lions 25-7 en route to a 42-14 victory that moved them to 2-0 on the season.
While things looked great on the scoreboard, it wasn’t all positives for the Packers after halftime. Wide receiver Davante Adams left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Monday saw a lot of bad injury news delivered around the league, but Adams was not on that list. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur gave a positive update about the wideout’s condition during his press conference.
“I know he wanted to go back in the game,” LaFleur said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I just told him, ‘Hey, let’s see how these next few series go, and see if we need you’ Obviously, he’s a huge part of what we do offensively and a key member of this football team. If we don’t need him, we didn’t want to put him back in a position to do further harm to his own body.”
Wednesday’s practice report will provide another update to Adams’ condition. If he’s on the field, it will be another good sign for his availability against the Saints in Week Three.
Matt LaFleur downplays severity of Davante Adams’ hamstring injury originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
John Barnes explains how Sadio Mane can achieve ‘god’ status at Liverpool
Liverpool legend John Barnes has explained how Sadio Mane can become at “god” at the club, urging the forward not to follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres in leaving Anfield too soon for fans’ liking.
Mane netted both of Liverpool’s goals as the Reds defeated title rivals Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday, taking his total for the club to 86 in the Premier League from 196 appearances since his arrival in 2016.
Meanwhile, Torres scored 65 league goals from 102 outings before joining Chelsea, and Suarez reached 69 from 110 before leaving for Barcelona.
Torres lifted the League Cup with the Reds in 2012, his sole trophy with the club, while Suarez never got his hands on any silverware in his time at Anfield.
In contrast, Mane has won the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool, and former club centre-back Jamie Carragher said he could reach Barnes’ “god” status in fans’ eyes if he carries on his form from recent seasons.
Barnes won two league titles, two FA Cups and one League Cup in a ten-year spell with the Reds, and when asked if fellow left winger Mane could emulate him, the 56-year-old told talkSPORT: “Well, he’ll definitely be slimmer than me, I can tell you that!
“Mane has been fantastic, of course. What he’s done in the time he’s been here has been absolutely sensational.
“But, as we saw with Fernandes Torres and Luis Suarez, if he leaves this season or at the end of the season after being here for four years, you can’t compare them.
“If they stay there over a period of time, then you can compare him to any great player from the past.
“Mane has been great, but all three of them have been great, [Mohamed] Salah as well and, for me, [Roberto] Firmino still is my favourite player as he links it all together.”
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