Irked at PI call, Cards' Peterson wants more refs

2:51 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. — Even though a pass interference penalty during Sunday’s game was declined, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson still thinks there needs to be more officials on the field.

“What I’m proposing to the league: We need more refs on the field to officiate the game if the back judge can’t see the receivers, so now the DB is at a disadvantage,” Peterson said during a Zoom call with reporters Thursday. “I almost think he’s not refereeing the game properly. He’s just not seeing the whole game, so we need more eyes to help these guys.”

Early in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ loss to the Miami Dolphins at State Farm Stadium, Peterson was flagged for defensive pass interference on a throw from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to DeVante Parker, though the wide receiver made the 17-yard catch anyway and the penalty was declined.

1 Related

Peterson said the official who threw the flag said Peterson was holding Parker, an assertion the cornerback quickly disputed.

“I was like, I didn’t touch him, like what do you mean I got a pass interference?'” Peterson said. “He said, ‘Well, from my angle,

Read More


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Scroll to Top