Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald is one of the best players in the NFL — maybe the best — but he recently sounded like a “whiner” thanks to the Buffalo Bills.
Donald recently spoke about his desire to beat the Bills this season (the two teams meet on September 8 in the first NFL game of the season).
Buffalo is one of three NFL franchises that Donald has never beaten, along with the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers (he’s 0-2 against all three teams).
The future Hall of Famer specifically discussed the 2020 matchup with Buffalo and he sounded bitter that some calls were made that “shouldn’t have been made”
“I remember it being a game that we started off a little slow, but we found a way to fight back and get into the game,” said Donald to Inside Rams Camp. “In my opinion, there were some calls that were made that shouldn’t have been made. We could have pulled that off, but we didn’t. Obviously, that’s the past, but coming into this year the main goal is to find a way to win a game definitely being the first game of the season back in SoFi with a great opponent.”
It’s beyond wild that Donald is complaining about the calls that were made in the Rams’ loss to the Bills in 2020.
That’s because that particular game is mostly remembered for a controversial call that allowed Los Angeles back into the game.
With Buffalo leading 28-10 in the third quarter, Bills tight end Tyer Kroft appeared to make a catch on 1st-and-20 that gave his team a first down.
Rams defensive back John Johnson, however, got a hand on the ball and it was ruled that he made the catch and not Kroft.
Check it out for yourself if you don’t remember the play.
In #LARvsBUF, it’s not clear and obvious that Bills TE Tyler Kroft maintained control through the process of the catch, so the ruling on the field stands as an interception. pic.twitter.com/yE5ONhqgfi— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) September 27, 2020
After the game, Kroft was asked about the play and he pretty much left it at “that’s how it goes”, which is the way most professional athletes answer questions about bad calls.
#Bills TE Tyler Kroft on the controversial call where it looked like he came down with a big catch in the third quarter but instead it was ruled a #Rams interception that started LA's comeback in the second half. @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/XcqZeZAtu3— Heather Prusak (@haprusak) September 27, 2020
Maybe Donald could learn a thing or two from Kroft. Instead of crying about a bad call almost two years later, Donald should focus on the Rams’ 2022 matchup with Buffalo.
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