Which game are you talking about specifically. Not sure if you saw the Pats vs Bills games. Now that was f-up of the century from a ref perspective. I am not sure whats going on in this league anymore. I started to think that this might be fixed but if that can't be because if it ever got out this league would done for. So my thinking is that they are incompetent.
I totally agree with you on that one Coach Z. I saw some PI on the Bills this year that made me throw the remote against the wall. If they were reviewable then there would be no doubt that they would be overturned. Its making a mockery of the game.
The NFL continues to use 50 and 60 year old men who cannot keep up with the speed of the game. Most of the refs also have full time jobs during the week. This leaves little time for their recovery from the game and travel. The NFL needs to get some full time refs in the 30-40 age group, not part timers with other jobs during the season.
They also need to simplify the rules, run the replay system like the NCAA (just get it right) and eliminate the coaches challenge. The nonsense with catches in the end zone needs to end.
So from today's Pitt Seattle game we learned you don't have to take the catch to the ground if rolling out of bounds. No one not even The Commish knows what the the hell a catch is anyone. My take is the NFL wants Seattle not knocked out of the playoff race so that call goes to Seattle. It's all fixed not for gambling but to fit a narrative which maximizes ratings and thus the money the NFL makes.
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