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Sean McVay Getting Crushed For Postgame Comment About The Refs

los angeles rams head coach sean mcvay during the nfc championship game

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams' head coach Sean McVay is facing some criticism for what he said about the officiating in today's NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints and their fans (and the rest of the NFL, really) are furious with a no-call on a blatant pass interference penalty by the Rams' defensive backfield on a key third-down conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter.

McVay, though, said after the game that he respects the job the NFL's officials did during today's game.

“I thought it was a bang-bang type play. The one thing I respect about the refs today is that they let the guys compete and they let the guys play," McVay said.

"I thought Nickell Robey made a nice play. They snapped it on a quick snap, had a little wheel route coming out of the backfield. Thought it was a competitive type play. Certainly I’m not going to complain about the way that was officiated. I thought that it was a competitive play."

The defensive back who committed the penalty, meanwhile, took a different route... "Oh, hell yeah," Nickell Robey-Coleman said. "That was PI."

The Rams are off to the Super Bowl, where they'll play either the New England Patriots or the Kansas City Chiefs. Hopefully we don't have any ridiculous missed penalties in that one.