Was This A Missed Field Goal?S

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is making a big, passive-aggressive stink about the 31-yard kick you see here, the Bengals' game-winner over the Browns on Sunday. Alleged game-winner.

The NFL stands by the call. But Ryan isn't buying. Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Ryan said after a question during his press conference today: "I thought you were talking about that missed field goal. Somebody should look at it or research it. It was disappointing.''

Later, he reiterated that it was no good, saying: "You could watch the tape, that would be great. I'm not saying anything, but man, maybe the posts were crooked. [But] I don't want to get fined. I pay enough money on a house I don't even live in in California.''

He added: "I don't want to make this a big story, but I was disappointed. Of course, I'm not an expert. That's why I'm saying maybe somebody else should look at it.''

You can watch the video below or here. The kick does indeed appear to cross in front of the bar, but I will withhold judgment until we can re-enact the play ourselves with small woodland creatures.


Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says Cincinnati Bengals missed game-winning field goal Sunday
[Plain Dealer]
NFL GameDay: Bengals vs. Browns highlights [NFL.com]