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Old 11-28-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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It seems like officiating has gotten worse. Any thoguuths on officiating this year?

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Old 11-28-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Officiating is BAD this year. Much worse than I've noticed it in recent years.

As an Eagles fan, I've noticed quite a lot this year. The one that stood out to me the most was the Eagles vs. Falcons when Jordan Matthews of the Eagles was hit helmet to helmet by Falcons safety Keanu Neal so hard that his face mask and visor was bent and had to be replaced. He was also bleeding from the mouth. There was no helmet to helmet call by the refs.

I don't know what it is. Are refs asked too much and are there too many rules? Are they biased and paid off? Do they need to be full time?

What is the solution? Do they need to be fined and disciplined on missed calls? Should there be reviews on referee calls and missed calls?

Who knows.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The REFs are reviewed after every game... Sure REFs blow calls, but i have yet to see a game this year where the REFs decided the outcome of a game by virtue of a blown call. I been watching for more years than i care to count and the REFs are no better/worse than they have been over that span. They can't see everything.. they just can't..
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Couple weeks ago there were some questionable calls in the Cardinals Viking game.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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for the most part, the refs are pretty good. having been a ref in the past, i can tell you that making a call based on what you see at full speed is not easy.

granted some penalties are easy calls, but most of the time you cant see everything, and while the tv coverage is great, and allows the fans to see a lot, the game officials cant see everything.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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^^I think most people understand that the refs can't see everything. The most ridiculous things to me though are those obvious non-calls that are a part of the play, that are completely missed by the refs. What are you guys looking at?

I'm thinking of the obvious non-call on the roughing the kicker in the Seahawks v. Bills game. Or the obvious helmet to helmet hit which was not called against Jordan Matthews in the Eagles and Falcons game.

Other things that bother me are the nonsense calls of "holding" or "pass interference" when there was clearly none.

It seems as if too often, big penalties are blatantly missed, and ticky tacky penalties are called which should have never been one.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Games are just as rigged as a WWE show these days.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Games are just as rigged as a WWE show these days.
I'm beginning to believe this more and more hahaha. If not outright rigged, refs are certainly told to call in favor of a certain team each game.
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Complaining about the refs is a national pastime, especially when your team is the one getting screwed. But with that said I have to agree, it's worse this year than in years past and we all have examples. For me it was the Sunday Night Game with the 2 consecutive bad spots. How can that happen?


And I have always doubted the entire accountability line from the league. When even a casual fan winces when he learns Jeff Triplett is working his game something is very very wrong.
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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^^The NFL is a business that needs to protect it's greatest assets. It needs to protect it's biggest stars, and it's teams with the largest fan bases.

There is a reason players like Cam Newton get no calls at all while players like Aaron Rodgers get flags if a defense-man so much as breathes in their direction.

There is a reason players like Josh Norman get flagged for EVERYTHING, while players like Richard Sherman get away with murder.
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