posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 11:24 PM
4th box down.
If there's anyone here who pays close attention to the NFL........and you just saw the game.......you know what I'm talking about.
Simple question........what needs to happen?
Because it's obvious that something does. It's not just the Seattle/Green Bay game either. ( I root for Seattle) It's obvious that things are
getting worse because of the officiating. I'm not blaming the new crew because they're doing the best they can. But they simply aren't qualified to
officiate in the NFL and this game just drove that point home IMO because it finally did come down to a call that affected the outcome of a game. It
was just a matter of time.
My opinion? Don't bring in the old crew because there's obviously too many issues there. There is, after all, more to the NFL anymore than just the
games. It's a business and it's a very big one. The new officials need more training on a day to day basis IMO. They need to focus on the basic
calls and the safety focused calls. The basics. Everything else will fall into place from there. After all, that's how the old crew learned. That's
how anyone learns anything. You focus on the basics first.
It just seems to me that people expect the new officials to pick up where the old one's left off and you just can't do that. It's not a realistic
expectation. Excuse the pun, but the new officials need a game plan. Something to start with and build from, they need to let that plan be known so
all 32 teams in the NFL can be on the same page, if for any other reason then to know how exactly they should conduct their weekly practice sessions.
It's gotten to the point where teams have to practice around how they feel the officiating crews are going to oversee the games. It shouldn't be
that way, but it is, so all the teams have to adapt to that. But so far, that isn't happening and I think it's because the officiating crew doesn't
have a game plan of their own. They're just going out and winging it every week.
What say you?
I'll check back tomorrow.