Furious Fisher throws challenge flag just to yell at ref


A blown call went against the Rams today in San Francisco, and Jeff Fisher pulled out all the stops to let the officials know about it.

After a 49ers fumble was negated because the officials wrongly claimed forward progress had been stopped before the ball came out, Fisher threw his red challenge flag. That, however, is not a reviewable play — and Fisher, as a longtime member of the NFL competition committee, surely knows it’s not a reviewable play.

But Fisher wanted to yell at the officials, and he knew the way to get them to come over and listen to him was to throw the flag.

Fisher had every right to be mad, but the NFL should probably start penalizing coaches who do that. Fisher delayed the game not because he thought he could challenge, but because he wanted to tell the officials they screwed up.