The replacement referees used by the NFL during an ongoing labor dispute with league officials delivered a string of ineffective performances on Sunday (when they weren't being benched for posting to Facebook about their rooting interests).
It only got worse during on Monday night as replacement officials looked entirely out of their depth throughout a matchup between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons. The ineffectual and inconsistent administration of the rules of the game was perhaps most glaring following a fumble by Denver running back Knowshon Moreno in the first quarter.
Moreno lost possession of the ball near Atlanta's 40yard line and players from both sides tried jumping on it, resulting in the usual pileup. With players from both sides pushing and shoving, the refs had trouble restoring order. According to ProFootballTalk, players from the benches ran onto the field, coaches www.footballraidersshop.com got involved and some of Jim Plunkett Jersey the players even had their hands on the officials as the situation spiralled out of control.
After approximately a sixminute delay, the refs ruled that Atlanta recovered the fumble (despite the fact that a Broncos player emerged with it at the conclusion of the play) and then penalized Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards for unnecessary roughness.
"It's taking a long time to Jim Plunkett Throwback Jersey organize justice here," ESPN's Jon Gruden told viewers.
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk questioned why others weren't flagged, noting several other instances showing the officials' lack of control over the game and called the replacement referees "an embarrassment to Roger Goodell and the NFL owners."
Yahoo! Sports's Shutdown Corner pointed out that the refs also had trouble spotting the ball correctly after penalties.
After Sunday's RavensEagles game, Baltimore's Ray Lewis criticized the officiating and Joe Flacco ripped the refs for "affecting the integrity of the game."
A vicious and illegal blindside block delivered by Seattle's Golden Tate on Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (that went uncalled) sparked scrutiny from the media arguing that the replacement refs pose a danger to the players' health.
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like with everything you get what you pay for! the people that own the league and like other sports make tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars. when you are stingy with an already profitable sport who is the effected? the FANS. the owners wont be effected one bit theyl still be mega rich. but to save a few bucks it shows their character. give the refs what they want and lets get back to REAL FOOTBALL. the rich will have to pay now or Mitchell And Ness Jim Plunkett Jersey later cause i for one dont want to watch crappy game full of mistakes and missed acheivements. pay them !
I think that everyone needs to www.footballraidersshop.com/Black+Jim+Plunkett+Jersey take a deep breath and applaud the replacement refs for a job well done so far. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely! Has it been a disaster? Absolutely not! Remember, these guys are high school, D2 and D 3 refs. The D1 college refs are contracted to their conferences so they can't officiate. All in all, things have been 90% smooth. As a matter of fact, I like seeing some nocalls between DB and WR. The NFL has the most ridiculous PI rule in all of football. Whether the replacement refs are swallowing Their whistle or just missing the action, it's good to see some 70's style. DB play for a change instead of the tickytacky calls the regular refs call.
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