NEW YORK -- San Francisco offensive coordinator Mike Martz has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for his criticism of the officiating at the end of the 49ers' 29-24 loss in Arizona on Nov. 10.
"It cost us the game," he said. "We go to the 1 -- or the half-yard line -- then spike the ball when, all of a sudden, officials tell us they're going to look at the replay. While they're looking at it, the ball stays at the 1. So we send in a play. Then, when they make their decision, they move the ball back to the 2½ and tell us they're going to start the clock on the official's wind. ...
"If they would've moved it to the 10, we still would've had to run the play that was called. We got screwed because of the spot, first and foremost."
Edwards was fined for a leg whip in the first quarter at Tampa Bay, and for a late hit on Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia long after Garcia released a pass in the second period.
Jones's TD celebration against Jacksonville involved him simulating being arrested by dropping to his knees, putting his hands behind his head and then behind his back as he stood up and walked off. He also got a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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