The New York Jets lost for the 11th time this season today, blowing a 15-point lead before falling to the Green Bay Packers 44-38 in overtime.
After the loss, normally stoic Jets head coach Todd Bowles let loose a little bit in his postgame press conference. He took aim at the officiating.
The Jets were on the wrong end of some close pass interference calls throughout the fourth quarter and overtime, including on the game-winning Green Bay drive.
There was also an instance in the game where the referees reviewed a play and determined the Jets had 12 men on the field, which resulted in offsetting penalties.
While he didn’t mention any specific calls, Bowles was obviously angry by the job the referees did.
Todd Bowles: “I thought we were playing two teams. I thought we were playing the Packers and the striped shirts.”
He is mad at the refs. He’s pissed off. #Jets
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 23, 2018
That is a rare display of emotion for Bowles. Considering he’s most definitely going to be fired when the season ends, he might as well go down swinging.
Additionally, he probably earned himself a fine in his penultimate game as Jets head coach.