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Nickell Robey-Coleman admits he hit Tommylee Lewis ‘too early’ during controversial play

Nickell Robey-Coleman, Tomylee Lewis

The Los Angeles Rams are heading to Super Bowl LIII whether the New Orleans Saints like it or not. Unfortunately for New Orleans, the Saints have become the victim of a wild ending for the second straight postseason, a pair of endings that have now cost the NFC South franchise what could have been back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl.

With the Minnesota Vikings and the “Minneapolis Miracle” taking center stage in the divisional round a season ago, the Saints were plagued by a non-call late in the game on Sunday afternoon against the now Super Bowl-bound Rams. Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman even admitted after the NFC Championship Game that he hit Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis way too early on a play that should have most definitely resulted in a defensive penalty of some kind.

“Yes, I got there too early,” Robey-Coleman told reporters after Sunday’s matchup in New Orleans, via Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated. “I was beat, and I was trying to save the touchdown.”

In all honesty, can you really blame or fault Robey-Coleman here? The Rams defender was not only honest about the call but even admitted that he was beaten on the play and was just trying to make the best of the troublesome situation. As a result, he took a risk and the Rams are now headed to the Super Bowl despite a major asterisk being placed next to this victory.

What should the guy have done, tell on himself to the officials? C’mon people…