Goodell responds to La. Gov. on NFC title game
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards received a response from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the governor’s letter expressing profound disappointment with the outcome of the NFC Championship Game, with a missed call that might have cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl.
Roger Goodell said the league will again take a look at instant replay and possible changes this offseason. “The game is not officiated by robots,” he said. “It’s not going to be.”
Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he received “one or two” death threats from frustrated Saints fans on social media after the NFC Championship Game.
The anger about a no-call in the NFC Championship Game has turned into disappointment for Saints coach Sean Payton, who finally has left his “cave” almost two weeks later.
“I fully understand your personal disappointment, and the disappointment and frustration of Saints fans throughout the country,” Goodell wrote in the letter. “As you know, immediately following the game, our head of officiating told Coach Payton that a penalty should have been called on the play in question. I have expressed the same view to both Mrs.