Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan may have cost his team a win during Sunday’s loss to the Rams.
Trailing 31-28 with 1:27 on the clock, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed a third-and-8 pass to Morgan for 7 yards. It wasn’t enough for the first down, but Morgan’s grab would have positioned Billy Cundiff for a 48-yard field-goal attempt. That all floated away when Morgan whipped the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
Finnegan had pushed the receiver after the tackle, but officials flagged Morgan’s retaliation 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, sending the ball back to the St. Louis 44.
I understand why Morgan threw the ball at Finnegan, because Finnegan has done some cheap things in the past, but the problem was that Morgan lost his cool and ultimately cost his team a big win.