Lamm at Large

I disagree with the Anton Harrison holding penalty

todayDecember 6, 2023


Time and situation shouldn’t influence officiating, but the zebras need to be damn sure in those situations when they toss the yellow flag.


Monday night presented just such a situation in overtime against the Bengals, and in all likelihood was the reason Cincinnati upset the Jaguars 34-31. It was third-and-seven with 6:08 to play and the Jaguars on their 45.  Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard scrambled and launched a deep pass to Calvin Ridley, who caught the ball between two defenders inside the 5.


But rookie right tackle Anton Harrison was called for holding. It was, at best, a marginal call. It shouldn’t have been called. The Jaguars punt and the Bengals move the ball in position for the winning field goal.


Poetic justice. Cincy outplayed the Jaguars. The biggest story of the game for the Jaguars was the injury sustained by QB Trevor Lawrence.


Unfortunately, despite everything, the officials played too big a role.

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