One of the Rams players called the NFL under replacement officials as the “lawless country.”
But one Rams player seems to enjoy it – cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
“They just let you play football,” Finnegan told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, his voice hoarse from a Sunday spent yelling encouragement to teammates and — dare we say — trash-talking opponents. “They let you play football out there, and that’s one of those things you enjoy.”
In that sense, Finnegan is a throwback player caught on a 21st century gridiron.
“I admire the old-school players,” he said. “The (Jack) Tatums, you know, the Mean Joe Greenes. Those guys played football.”