Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is calling shenanigans on the field goal block team of the Miami Dolphins.
After J.J. Nelson’s 56-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, Chandler Catanzaro missed the ensuing extra point try by hooking the ball way left of target. However, Arians says there was an illegal simulated snap count yelled by the Dolphins defensive front.
“We had a situation where somebody yelled out a snap count and we snapped an extra point early and missed the first extra point,” Arians said in an interview with Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
The snap from Aaron Brewer on the kick was also a bit high, but holder Drew Butler was able to get the ball into a kicking position for Catanzaro’s to make an attempt. Right after the kick, Butler gets up and appears to point twice at a member of the Dolphins following the play.
The missed PAT wasn’t the only problem for Arizona’s special teams against the Dolphins. Catanzaro had a 41-yard field goal try hit the right upright and a blocked extra point was returned for a defensive two-point conversion. The six-point swing in the kicking game was damaging for the Cardinals as Miami would go on to win the game 26-23.