Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season looms

Posted by: MBR on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 5:28 am
Fill-in refs raising concerns as NFL season loomsBy 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. more: ... son-looms/
Posted by: MBR on Tue Sep 4th, 2012 6:37 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. ... read more: ... up-to-nfl/
Posted by: MBR on Tue Sep 18th, 2012 4:47 am
Replacement officials taking heatBy 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 ... Read more: ... king-heat/
Posted by: MBR on Tue Sep 25th, 2012 6:29 am
NFL players, coaches now testing replacement officialsBy 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 ... Read more: ... officials/