Ravens Mum On Officials’ Non-Calls

CB Josh Wilson and WR Roddy White made contact on Atlanta’s final touchdown.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 2:25 am | Categories: 2010 Season, Ryan Mink, Week 10 at Falcons

Ravens cornerback Josh Wilson adamantly expressed his desire for a penalty on Falcons wide receiver Roddy White just after surrendering the game-winning 33-yard touchdown Thursday night.

But after the 26-21 defeat, Wilson and the Ravens chose to move on from the non-call.

“I’m not going to give an opinion on it,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “I think you guys all saw it and everybody can have their own opinion on it.”

Wilson had tight coverage on White during the pivotal play and replays show White’s right arm raise towards the Ravens cornerback. Wilson fell down, leaving White (12 receptions, 138 yards, two touchdowns) wide open for the decisive score.

“Yeah, you’ve got to do whatever you’ve got to do to win,” White said. “It was one-on-one coverage with one guy. But he was kind of flat-footed, and he tried to grab me, so I just pushed him down.”

Wilson, who had returned to the game after suffering a cut on his knee, immediately started pleading his case in disbelief to the nearest official.

Asked for what he said to the official, Wilson said, “I just asked him if anything happened.” Wilson said he didn’t get a response.

“It’s a loss,” Wilson said. “That’s the only thing you really want – to come out with a win.  When you come out with a loss, it hurts.”

“There definitely was contact,” cornerback Fabian Washington added. “We saw it, but it’s tough to make those calls.”

The Ravens were flagged for six penalties for 51 yards on the night. Atlanta had one 5-yard penalty.

There was another close call on Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins’ 24-yard third-down sideline reception also on Atlanta’s final drive. The fingertip snag was ruled a catch on the field and upheld after review.

“I’m not going to comment on that stuff,” Harbaugh said. “[The officials] do the best they can and make the decisions that they make.”

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