Former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is among those who blame Brandon Staley Los Angeles chargers missed the playoffs after he bizarrely called a timeout during Sunday night’s match against the Las Vegas Raiders with the game at stake.
The match looked to have ended in a draw as Staley called a timeout with 38 seconds left of overtime and the draw would have secured a playoff spot for both teams.
CHARGER BRANDON STALEY WAYS TIMEOUT CRITICISM FOR CALLING WITH POSSIBLE SLIP SCENARIO IN GAME
But Las Vegas would come back to run the ball down to two seconds, call a timeout, and Daniel Carlson hit the 47-yard field goal to send the Raiders to the playoffs.
“We’re being robbed as NFL fans that we’ll not get to see Justin Herbert in the playoffs,” Ryan said on ESPN’s “Get Up.” “This guy coaches as if he’s a Division III coach that no one cares about. It’s hard not to get into the playoffs with a franchise quarterback. But congratulations, you did. How he meets his football team after this is incredible for me. ”
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He continued: “Look, the Raiders were happy. They would take a draw. They would definitely take a draw. But the homeboy is sitting there, timeout. What? You’re brilliant with those timeouts. You became a much better football team than (that) you were beaten by “and you lost – you’re home. I just think it’s ridiculous. … This guy has no idea. He has no experience.”
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Staley told reporters after the game that he wanted to get the right defensive package on the field, knowing that Las Vegas would probably run the ball.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.