Aaron Donald claims refs missed ‘blatant holds’ against Buccaneers
The Los Angeles Rams came out victorious against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, 27-24, but as it turns out, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald wasn’t too happy with how the game was officiated. Donald called out the game officials, as he complained about how the referees turned a blind eye on some very obvious holds.
According to Donald, it wasn’t just one or two times that the incident occurred. In the mind of the All-Pro DL, the Bucs were holding him on literally every single play:
“In my opinion, they hold every play,” Donald said, via Lindsay Thiry of ESPN.com. “There was some blatant holds that we didn’t get the call for (against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).”
This is not the first time the 29-year-old has complained about this problem. As a matter of fact, he was in the referee’s ear throughout Monday’s matchup against Tampa Bay:
“All the damn time I talk to them,” Donald said. “I say, ‘You got to see that holding call,’ they say they don’t see it. I’m like, ‘Man, the guy got me around my neck, grabbed, pulled my shirt, I just beat a guy with a clean rush.’ But it’s all right, hopefully I’m gonna get one sooner or later that’s gonna help us big time, so I just got to keep playing.”
Donald is one of the best defensive linesmen in the NFL today, and it isn’t surprising that opposing offenses are doing everything and anything they can to hold him down. In his mind, however, Donald believes that it’s just getting ridiculous at this point.