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LAKE BUENA VISTA Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Campbell watched the NFL’s conference championship games on his phone while flying home from South Africa last weekend.The stream cut in and out occasionally, causing Campbell to think for a brief moment that he missed something when no flag was thrown on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman late in the NFC title game. Turns out, Campbell saw it perfectly clear and was stunned officials chose not to penalize Robey-Coleman for flattening Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball arrived.“Very, very surprised,” Campbell said.The now-infamous no-call has been the talk of Pro Bowl week, with several players calling for better officiating and more accountability for those in black and white. Others suggest expanding the use of video replay.“You just make a better call,” Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “I know there’s been talk about replay. But you really didn’t need replay to make that call. It was just a missed call. It was that simple. That happens. You have human error, but it’s unfortunate when that changes everything that you’ve worked for as a team and how hard it’s been to get back to that spot. That’s tough.”No one at the league’s annual all-star game went as far as retiring New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson did, though. Watson ripped NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday for his public silence following the blown call.Watson posted a letter to Goodell on Twitter, saying “we all realize that football is an imperfect game, played, coached and officiated by imperfect people. What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans, though, was outside of that expected and accepted norm.”“Your continued silence on this matter is unbecoming of the position you hold, detrimental to the integrity of the game and disrespectful and dismissive to football fans everywhere,” Watson continued. “From the locker room to Park Ave., accountability is what makes our league great. Lead by example. We are waiting.”Officials could have — and by most accounts should have — flagged Robey-Coleman for pass interference and helmet-to-helmet contact during the play. Drew Brees‘ pass fell incomplete inside the Rams 10-yard line with 1:45 left in a tie game. The Saints settled for a field goal. The Rams tied the game on Greg Zuerlein’s 48-yarder in regulation and won it in overtime with his 57-yarder.“How many times have you played a football game and seen the call that should have been called but didn’t, or a call that got called and it shouldn’t have been called?” Campbell said. “It happens all the time in this game. It’s just part of football. You get upset for a second, but then you go keep playing ball. The Saints did have a chance. They had the ball in overtime, had a chance to go out there and win it. This game, it’s tough.”But the overwhelming sentiment at the Pro Bowl was something needs to be done to prevent errors as egregious as the one in the NFC title game.“The tough thing is we have things that are reviewable, things that aren’t reviewable,” Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams said. “You can’t review it inside of two minutes. I don’t know why we put limitations on things, but at the same time http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-phil-haynes-jersey , games have missed calls one way or another. But you hated to see something that appeared to be that way finish a game like that, finish a season. For us as a league, it’s hard to limit when you can and when you can’t review those things and do all that.”Added Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch: “If dudes are missing calls on the field, they’ve got to make them up in the box.”Several others echoed Vander Esch’s argument, which essentially was: What’s the point of having extra officials upstairs and more watching at the league office in New York if no one can step in and correct an obvious mistake?“Honestly, full speed, I was like, ‘He kind of got there early, but it was bang-bang,'” New York Giants safety/special teams ace Mike Thomas said. “You slow it down, clearly he got there early. I was like, ‘Ohhh.’ It looked way worse when you slowed it down.“We’ve been calling for — players, coaches, fans — for replays for pass interference calls anyway. There’s a bunch of times they throw it on DBs and we feel like we’re in great position. I think you just make all those major calls like that reviewable and just got from there.”Not everyone was so eager to broaden use of replay.Campbell, for one, urged fans and colleagues to slow down. He believes more replay would only muck up the tempo of games and make them longer.“You cannot open up a can of worms,” said Campbell, an 11-year veteran and a team player rep. “But what you can do is you can try to prepare the referees better because they can’t miss that call. In those clutch situations, in that moment, he has to make that call. And whatever the consequences are for him missing the call, maybe make those public so we all know and everybody feels better. Make them be held accountable and they will have the motivation to call it the right way.” ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Just when the Washington Redskins thought they found their long-term solution at quarterback, they’re back to the drawing board.More than a year after trading for and extending Alex Smith and a month after acquiring Case Keenum, Washington is still in search of its future at the position. Smith’s broken right leg will likely cost him the entire 2019 season and maybe beyond Ugo Amadi Jersey , so the 15th pick in the NFL draft or any of several after that could be used on a developmental quarterback.“There’s some good young talented guys that if you have a chance to get one, they’re hard to find,” coach Jay Gruden said. “And if you really feel good about one, you’ll have to take him because that is the position. You talk about all this other stuff, that’s the position that will take you to the promised land.”Keenum and longtime backup Colt McCoy are expected to compete for the starting gig next season. Could Duke’s Daniel Jones, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or Missouri’s Drew Lock also be in the picture?After going over the team’s draft board with the rest of the front office on a recent morning, senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams isn’t ruling anything out.“There’s a lot of guys up there, whether we’re at 15 or we move up or we move back or what have you,” Williams said. “You’re always open. This is a quarterback league. You could never shut the door on a quarterback.”Because the Redskins have so many needs, including guard, wide receiver, tight end and linebacker, it’s possible they go in another direction in the first round and look to move a later pick for a QB on a rookie contract, such as the Arizona Cardinal’s Josh Rosen. N.C. State’s Ryan Finley, West Virginia’s Will Grier and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham are among options in the second or third rounds.The past two years, Washington shored up its defensive line with Alabama’s Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. After those players fell to the Redskins, they could be just fine sitting at No. 15 and seeing who drops down the board to them.“When you look at this football team, you can go anywhere, basically, whether or not it’s the offensive line, whether or not it’s an edge rusher, whether or not it’s a safety, whether or not it’s a receiver,” Williams said.“You can’t say Dwayne Haskins Jersey , ‘What’s the No. 1 (need)? Because I think the No. 1’s going to boil down to who’s there when it’s time for us to pick that we think is the best football player.”ROLL TIDEThe Redskins took two Alabama players in each of the past two drafts and currently have seven Crimson Tide products on their roster. Guard Jonah Williams, tight end Irv Smith, safety Deionte Thompson, edge rusher Christian Miller, linebacker Mack Wilson and cornerback Saivion Smith would all be fits.Gruden said it’s “just a coincidence” his team has so many Alabama guys, but acknowledged Nick Saban’s pipeline is strong.“Playing in that system, the familiarity they have with each other, the more you can add if they’re good enough players and good enough people, we’ll take a shot at them,” Gruden said.Gruden added that he “might look more at Clemson this year” after the Tigers beat Alabama to win the national title. In that case, Clemson has cornerback Trayvon Mullen, receiver Hunter Renfrow and guard Mitch Hyatt to choose from.NEED TO RECEIVEAfter losing slot receiver Jamison Crowder to the Jets in free agency, the Redskins could be looking to restock wideout and tight end targets for Keenum and McCoy. Gruden believes 2018 Mr. Irrelevant Trey Quinn can thrive in the slot, is still a believer in 2016 first-rounder Josh Doctson and would like to see what speedster Paul Richardson can do when healthy, but this position bears watching.Williams said Washington would address the receiver position in the draft. Gruden estimated there are 60-70 good WR targets available.FILLING HOLESThe departures of Crowder, safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix to Chicago, linebacker Preston Smith to Green Bay and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe to Buffalo opened some more holes on the Redskins’ already imperfect roster. Gruden said they have to make sure they find replacements for those players, and that includes some safety depth even after signing Landon Collins.Washington has Troy Apke and special teams standout Deshazor Everett there, but Montae Nicholson’s uncertain status after a late-season arrest clouds the situation and keeps safety on the radar.ON GUARDThe signing of former Giants and Jaguars offensive lineman Ereck Flowers could be a replacement for Nsekhe at swing tackle, or the Redskins could move the 2015 top-10 pick inside to left guard. Injuries decimated Washington on the offensive line last season, Shawn Lauvao is probably not the answer again after another surgery and two-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff is coming off a season-ending torn pectoral muscle.When asked about making a splash by adding a big-time receiver, Gruden said: “I’d like to add a big-play guard. I’d be just as happy with that.”