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The Part-Time NFL Officials and The Full-Time NFL Idiots (Fans, Media, Players, and Coaches)

Wow, gotta say that the hating on the replacement refs is getting ridiculous. How about we talk about the players and coaches that are PURPOSEFULLY trying to get away with more than they normally do?




Go back and look at the penalties from last night...they were ALL penalties. Should the refs not call those?

Look at the fumble that was recovered by "Red"...the refs ruled that Atlanta recovered the ball. That was because an official actually got down on his hands and knees to see who recovered the ball. It doesn't matter who came out with the ball, the player who recovered the ball was a Falcon, then a Bronco stripped it away in the pile.

Look at the skirmish after that fumble...those are professional players and coaches (not to mention adults) who are pushing at each other and the officials because they think they can get away with it. It's like kids acting up when there is a substitute teacher.

How about the fact the games are taking longer...well, that might have more to do with the fact that the NFL now requires all scoring plays and turnovers to be reviewed. It also might have to do with the ridiculous numbers of penalties that teams are committing. It also might have to do with the increased amount of passing and no-huddle offenses we're seeing this year.

The only thing you can fault them on is that they mistakenly marked off the wrong distance on a couple of penalties...which is something that NO ONE on the field had managed to catch.

Did any calls cost either team the game? No...but that has happened with the regular refs.

Did any calls end up being obviously wrong, even after review? No...but that has happened with the regular refs.

Did they add an extra down? No...but that has happened with the regular refs.

Get over it folks. These refs aren't nearly as bad as people are trying to make them out to be. Are they slower in making their calls than the regular refs? Yes. Are they less articulate than the regular refs? Yes. But guess what? They aren't performing their jobs any worse.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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