“Your guess is as good as mine,” Routt said when asked why he was so frequently penalized. “What to do about it? I don’t know. I just play football.
“Obviously, penalties are something you don’t want to do, something you don’t want to have. It’s definitely something you don’t want to stack up. But I think that playing man-to-man coverage like we did in Oakland, it was something you can’t really avoid. You want to play aggressive, you want to play football, you want to play close to your man, then sometimes it will happen. It was a little bit unfortunate the way it kind of stacked up toward the end of the season, but it is what it is. It’s not going to stop my play one way or another.”