NFL: 3 Reasons the Replacement Refs Have to Go

September 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The biggest story of the 2012 NFL season thus far is the referee lockout. Due to failed negotiations about payment plans for the officials, a noticeably inferior staff has been employed to start the season. Despite constant resistance from players and coaches, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to budge on the situation. 
Now a quarter of the way through the young season, it is already time for the NFL to administer changes to the current referee ordeal. Here's why: 
Length of Games
In case you hadn't noticed, games are taking a lot longer to complete this year. Any casual observer would notice that the referees seem to lack confidence in their decisions. The indecisiveness causes them to more frequently huddle up to try to get the calls right the first time. 
In their defense, the referees have the right intention: to make the right call on the field in real time. But so far they have lacked the ability to do so. As a result, games are dragging o...

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