The Panthers put up over 500 yards of offense on the Bears Sunday, but they lost in part because they couldn’t take advantage of their chances in the second half of the game.
They were in scoring position three straight times to start the second half, and only ended up with three points. The Bears defense then clamped down in the fourth quarter.
One on of the fourth quarter drives, Jeremy Shockey scored a touchdown that was called back by offensive pass interference. The call was questionable; a small amount of contact sent cornerback Charles Tillman flying. (Here’s the video.)
Shockey was fired up about it after the game. He spoke despite a concussion in the game.
“We pay their salary and can’t get an explanation,” Shockey said via the Rock Hill Herald. “I’d like to see the explanation when they do get graded.
“They should be held accountable as well. They get paid a lot of money. They go around and hang out and do whatever they do before the game. Fly for free and do all kinds of [stuff] for free. Very disappointing, disheartening. I don’t know what else to say.”
We don’t either. It doesn’t look like the right call, but Tillman falling down on the ground so dramatically made it an easy call to miss.