Sport Steve Smith blasts officiating in Steelers-Dolphins game

00:20  09 january  2017
00:20  09 january  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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Steve Smith is still ripping NFL officials even in retirement. © Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Steve Smith is still ripping NFL officials even in retirement.

Now that Steve Smith is retired, he can offer his unfettered thoughts on all things NFL, and he already has something to say about playoff officiating.

Smith ripped the crew handling the wild-card game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins, believing that they’d lost control of the game.

Smith’s beliefs probably stemmed from a few questionable hits that went unflagged early on. It allowed the game to get increasingly brutal and chippy, with Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore taking this blow in the second quarter that led to a bevy of flags.

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