Posted October 27, 2013

Raiders defensive coordinator flips refs the double-bird after questionable call

AFC West, Oakland Raiders
Jason Tarver was unimpressed with the officiating on Sunday.

Jason Tarver was unimpressed with the officiating on Sunday.

In the Oakland Raiders-Pittsburgh Steelers game, won 21-18 by the Raiders, it’s fair to say that John Parry’s officiating crew struggled a bit. Parry spent enough time under the review hood to finish Shogun in its unedited entirely, and in the third quarter, Oakland defensive coordinator Jason Tarver went a bit unhinged after cornerback Mike Jenkins was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness — a sketchy call, to say the least. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw to running back Le’Veon Bell, but the ball was tipped, and Jenkins’ contact appeared to be incidental at best.

Parry eventually picked up the flag, but not before Tarver explained his feelings on the matter. (Please be warned that video below contains an offensive gesture.)

Yes, it was the rarely-seen double flip-off, last exhibited by former Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams, who flipped off all in attendance during a game in November 2009. Adams sadly passed away  last week, but Tarver probably won’t get far if he tries to pass this off as some sort of tribute. Adams was fined $250,000 for his gesture, and the league will undoubtedly want to discuss this with Mr. Tarver.

19 comments
Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

Fine and suspend him. Professional league or not he is a leader of what could be a good team

RaidLakeDodge
RaidLakeDodge

Jeez, we wouldn't have football if we got rid of everyone who sends a bad message to the kids.  We have two boys and don't rely on anybody in sports or entertainment to teach our kids.  That's our job.

jbber
jbber

Great homage to Bud!

KevinDoyle
KevinDoyle

Hey I agree that crew was bad yesterday. But what to you want, the replacement officials back? It's no excuse for a coach that went way over the line. That's a disgrace, and it really sends a bad message to kids learning the game. Does he give the double bird to his players who screw up? Officials deserve a little more respect than that.


thebigdawg3
thebigdawg3

The NFL is a joke.  Unwatchable given all the TV breaks.  Unwatchable given the horrific refs.  Unwatchable given you can't even tackle anymore (or in this case try to) without drawing a penalty.  Take the helmets off, give them dresses and little flags to wear. 

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

nice, a WHITE ghetto trash coach.  But since it IS oakland, just a notch above detroit for ghetto scum, what do you expect different.

NebojsaTodorovic
NebojsaTodorovic

Fuggedabout Bud Adams, if the writer of this fishwrap had 1 half of 1 bit of knowledge he would have referenced Chuck Cecil who did a similar act as a DC.  While working for Bud Adams's team, of course.  I believe he was fined $40k.

So... Doug Farrar - you are a piece of crap at your job and deserve a double bird.

TomOatway
TomOatway

The referee should be fined and fired.

a52wkhi
a52wkhi

"'If we're going to nitpick, however, I'd question why there were no vacated wins. Penn State vacated 13 years of victories for a scandal that didn't involve a single football player. Miami had eight years' worth of ineligible players and vacated nothing."'

Wow. Talk about having blinders on with Penn State.

a52wkhi
a52wkhi

It's pretty sad that SI feels the ridiculous need to warn us about a picture of "an offensive gesture", yet continues on, year after year, gratuitously insulting the football program at the University of Miami. What a pathetic bunch of sportswriters.

pmcode
pmcode

Yep, 

Stay classy, oakland.


Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@WHO*IS*ESPN We don't expect anything different from you at all. Your comments are racist,ignorant, and flat out ridiculous. YOU NEED NEW MATERIAL

BudkisMandel
BudkisMandel

@a52wkhi 

Wrong forum bro, you want the thread "Whiners who want wieners not winners" thread with the picture of your leader, Jerry Sandusky eating a hotdog and sweating profusely. 

Bigwhazoo
Bigwhazoo

@a52wkhi Right after the "offensive" gesture warned picture, I checked out SI's painted on swimsuit models. Now there are some body parts. ;)

xileonmainst
xileonmainst

@pmcode  Get back in bed with your mom and lick her til she's cross-eyed, ok?

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

@Voiceover310 @WHO*IS*ESPN coming from a guy who said STFU about dez, yeah you are all about what's right. BTW, WHAT guy puts his OWN pic on line? Guess your facebook is crawling with the guys

pmcode
pmcode

@xileonmainst

You must have a lot of experience with that, to know what to expect.

I guess I must have hit a nerve in oakland, huh?