Philly Reporter Shares Video Of Eagles Coach Nick Sirianni Having To Be ‘Held Back’ From Refs Following Controversial Call

VIDEO: Nick Sirianni 'Held Back' From Refs Following Controversial Call

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  • The quality of NFL officiating has been an issue all year.
  • That trend has continued thus far in the playoffs, particularly due to Saturday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • During the Philadelphia-Tampa game, head coach Nick Sirianni had to be “held back” from officials, according to reporters.

While the quality of the NFL’s refs have been a point of contention all season, that conversation has only intensified following Saturday’s mistake-riddled game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders.

The questionable officiating continued on Sunday during the Wild Card matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as a handful of first-half flags were disputed by commentator Troy Aikman and FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira.

Eagles head coach Nick Siriani is also obviously frustrated with the refereeing. Following a holding call against wide receiver Quez Watkins in the third quarter, NBC Philadelphia reporter John Clark tweeted a video of what he described as Sirianni being “held back” from the officials.

Leading the Eagles 31-0 in the third quarter, the Bucs will likely advance and play either the #4 seed Los Angeles Rams or #5 seed Arizona Cardinals in next weekend’s Divisional Round game. The Wild Card Round games will continue with a Sunday afternoon matchup between the #3 seed Dallas Cowboys and the #6 seed San Fransisco 49ers. Then, Ben Roethlisberger and the #7 seed Pittsburgh Steelers will close on Sunday’s action when they head down to Kansas City to take on Patrick Mahomes and the #2 seed Kansas City Chiefs. Super Wild Card Weekend will then conclude on Monday night when Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals take on Matthew Stafford and the Rams in L.A..

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