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Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:28 am

Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms
By Dave Campbell

After a replay review last week, the announcement came that a call had been upheld so Tampa Bay and Washington prepared to play on. Wait. The officials weren’t quite ready. “We’ll look at it one more time,” replacement referee Jim Core told the crowd, the teams and the television audience. ..

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Re: Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:37 am

High school ref from West Texas called up to NFL

AMARILLO, Texas — Before he officiated two high school games in West Texas last weekend, Amarillo businessman Wayne Bernier worked an NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets. Bernier is a replacement official who was hired by the league while the NFL’s regular officials are locked out. ...

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Re: Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:47 am

Replacement officials taking heat
By Rob Maaddi

One official was pulled from duty because he’s a fan. Another negated a touchdown without ever throwing a penalty flag. Several others had difficulty with basic rules. Upon further review, Week 2 was a poor one for the NFL’s replacement officials. Coaches and players around the league are losing patience ...

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Re: Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:29 am

NFL players, coaches now testing replacement officials
By Barry Wilner

NEW YORK — New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit’s Jim Schwartz couldn’t understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia’s Andy Reid felt ignored while trying to decline a penalty. The furor over the work of replacement officials ...

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