Bruce Arians was relieved after his group was in a position to go away New York with a surprisingly robust 25-23 victory over the Giants. After taking a 25-17 lead late within the sport, Arians needed to watch as his protection allowed Giants quarterback Daniel Jones full two 4th down passes earlier than he hit Golden Tate for a rating with 28 seconds left. Tampa Bay cornerback Antoine Winfield Jr., nevertheless, didn’t enable the Giants to tie the rating after breaking apart Jones’ two-point try to Dion Lewis. Officers initially threw a flag on the play earlier than the pinnacle official decided that Winfield had not dedicated go interference.
Whereas many followers who watched the sport really feel that Winfield made early contact with Lewis, Arians did not see it that approach.
“Properly, the ball hit Antoine within the again,” Arians stated, by way of Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Instances. “To me, there was no go interference. It was a very good name.”
As a substitute of lamenting over the no-call, Arians as an alternative showered reward on Winfield, a second spherical choose and the son of longtime NFL cornerback Antoine Winfield Sr.
“He is been constant for the reason that day he is gotten right here,” Arians stated of Winfield, who starred at Minnesota earlier than being handing over a strong efficiency at February’s NFL mix. “He verbalizes a lot out on the sphere that the majority rookies won’t do and even second yr gamers. He is speaking, he is speaking. He is a baller. He is obtained it in his bloodlines, and there is not any stakes that is too massive for him.”
Giants head coach Joe Decide, who has hardly ever been important of officers throughout his first season as a head coach, overtly questioned the pinnacle official’s choice to choose up the flag after Winfield was initially referred to as for go interference.
“I assumed (he official) made the appropriate name when he threw the flag,” Decide stated, by way of Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “I am unsure why it obtained picked up … Usually, your first intuition is the appropriate one.”
Whereas he was clearly not proud of the no-call, Decide didn’t blame Monday night time’s end result on that play. Decide’s group, regardless of taking part in properly sufficient to win, weren’t in a position to overcome two second-half Daniel Jones interceptions that led to 10 Buccaneers factors.
“I assumed our guys performed arduous,” Decide stated, “(however) we gotta put ourselves in place that we will have success and never carry a 3rd occasion into the issue. It is robust sufficient to beat the Bucs. That is all I will say about that.”