Not satisfied with contributing to his own coach’s unemployment last night, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants more people fired.
Specifically, he targeted line judge Dale Shaw for being a “homer” for the Texans, and wondered if the member of Ed Hochuli’s crew was related to Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Ramsey was flagged for pass interference in the fourth quarter, on what was the Texans’ only touchdown drive of the day.
“All I know is I started that drive with my mouthpiece on my helmet, I ended that drive and my mouthpiece was on their sideline,” Ramsey said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m not sure how that happens without getting called hands to the face but it did.
“Specifically I want to call out, I don’t know his name, I don’t really care for it, field judge No. 104, by far the worst official in the NFL. He needs to be fired 100 percent, terrible, terrible, terrible.”
Asked why Shaw might have had issue with him, Ramsey suggested it might have been a family tie.
“[Shaw] may be a kin to Hopkins or something, I don’t know,” the Jaguars cornerback said. “He’s just a homer, I feel like the whole officiating crew they were homers.”
Hopkins denied any relation, saying: “I definitely don’t have any family members that are referees.”
Also definite: Ramsey should expect a letter in the mail soon from the league office, as they’ve taken a dim view of criticism of their officials. And when a charge of impropriety as baseless as Ramsey’s hits, you know it will get attention.