Frustrated Packers coach Matt LaFleur: 'I really don't know what pass interference is anymore'

Rookie head coach Matt LaFleur suffered his first loss with the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

The 34-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't your run-of-the-mill game, however. The matchup between NFC contenders was marred by multiple pass interference controversies — one that gave the Eagles a touchdown and one that LaFleur challenged, to no avail.

LaFleur threw the red flag during the third quarter of Thursday's game after what he saw as defensive pass interference was not called on the field. Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox pushed against the face of Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling with seemingly no intention of making a move toward the incoming football. 

In his postgame press conference, LaFleur aired his frustration with the no-call, which was not overturned on his challenge.

"I really don't know what pass interference is anymore," he said.

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Many on Twitter, including NFL legends, agreed with LaFleur.

Twitter reactions to 'TNF' pass interference no-call
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Twitter reactions to 'TNF' pass interference no-call
Do our NFL fficials even know what Pass Interference is anymore? That was an easy, obvious call. How could the on…
The pass interference challenge is a joke.
That wasn’t pass interference?
In what world is that not defensive pass interference?
Last night we saw Pass Interference reviewed 4 times. One wrongly called OPI was reversed to a TD. 3 missed DPIs we…
There’s no point to this new replay rule if that isn’t pass interference. End it this weekend. Just nonsense.
Two very obvious pass interference calls challenged. Neither overturned. Just get rid of reviewable PI already.
So the league is going to introduce pass interference challenges but not implement it when it costs a team the game…
That’s terrible. I don’t understand this replay review of Pass Interference. That one on Philadelphia couldn’t hav…
If this is not determined to be pass interference upon review then what is even the point of this exercise?

It seems as though the officials at the game were the only ones who didn't believe the call was obvious. Fans and analysts alike are calling for a change to the reviewable pass interference rule, which was put into place prior to this season as a reaction to the infamous NFC Championship game no-call

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