Patriots OT Trent Brown criticizes officials for penalty call against Bills

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The New England Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills by a 33-21 score last Sunday. Offensive tackle Trent Brown is still unhappy with the way the game was officiated. Specifically, he took issue with a certain penalty call.

He was on the receiving end of what many viewed as a questionable penalty call. Quarterback Mac Jones was dragged from behind by Bills edge rusher Jerry Hughes. After throwing a flag initially, the officials picked it up and the game resumed.

Brown continued to jaw at Buffalo defenders, which earned him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The penalty moved New England back 15 yards and made life difficult for the offense. Per Dakota Randall of NESN.com, Brown discussed Hughes’ hit as well as his penalty during a Friday videoconference.

“I’m not a guy that talks (expletive) during the game or anything like that. I’m really quiet the majority of the time. But I kind of see myself like big brother out there,” Brown said. “So, I’m not going to stand by and watch anybody taunt or talk (expletive) to any of my little bros out there. And I just look at it as family. … I try to do it within the rule of the game, not get any penalties.

“That was just that one time. I think the refs were a bit on edge because the game might’ve been getting a little chippy, so they had to get it under control. It’s understandable. And even though I didn’t touch anybody, I was just yelling, he felt like he had to do what he had to do. It is what it is, it’s my bad. Just got to do better next time.”

Brown has been a stabilizing force on the Patriots offensive line. With New England having a rookie quarterback under center, Brown has been one of the key pieces on the line. He will play a huge role going forward, as the offensive line unit will be tasked with protecting Jones, as well as continuing to provide support for the running game.

The Patriots are set to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as they look to snap a two-game losing skid.

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