Anquan Boldin paced the Ravens in catches (five) and yards (81), but the wide receiver spent more time after the team’s 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday blasting officials for a pass interference assessed to him.
On the offense’s first series of the second half, quarterback Joe Flacco appeared to hit Boldin for a 15-yard gain on third down-and-11 from the team’s 38-yard line. But an official flagged Boldin for pushing a Steelers defender, negating the play.
Before the ensuing snap, Boldin moved early to earn a false start call and on third-and-26 from the Ravens’ 23, Flacco couldn’t complete a long pass to wide receiver Jacoby Jones.
Asked about the pass interference call, Boldin smirked before venting about the officials.
“They were making bad calls all night,” he said. “I know they don’t want me to say it, but it’s what it was. You can’t allow a guy to hold and then when a receiver breaks free, call a pass interference. You can’t have it both ways. If you’re going to allow us to play football, let us play football. Guys want to hold, I know how to get a guy off of me. But you can’t just let the guy hold somebody and then complain about a guy throwing somebody off when he’s trying to get out on a route.”