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This Year's Officiating

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Does it seem particularly bad to anyone else?

 

This year seems atrocious on calls.  It seems there are several games each week with blatantly awful calls being made, and the league issuing statements each week having to comment one way or the other on controversial calls.

 

What's going on?  Is anything actually different this year?  Is there too little accountability in officiating, or is the game just getting so fast it's hard for officials to keep up? 

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Yeah, but when your team is on an 8 game winning streak you don't really care like you normally would.

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It's just becoming more obvious to the average fan with all the camera angles. far too little accountability

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This isn't a thread about the Panthers being screwed.. at all.  We've come out relatively well on calls.

 

It's the NFL as a whole.  I don't remember a time with so many coaches being told the calls in their game were wrong, but maybe that's just because we didn't hear it...

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Agree completely. It's as bad as I've seen it for a while.

So is the quality of football being played.

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Interestingly I dont think that the officiating is substantially worse as much as I think we are just far more informed and there is a much greater opportunity for scrutiny.  Between Red Zone Channel, Sunday Ticket, the interwebz, and the 24 hour sports networks Fans can see every second of every game and as a consequence every missed call.  A screwed up call in a game only broadcast in the home markets of the two teams doesn't get overlooked anymore.

 

 

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they're all fat and happy after settling the strike with the owners.

 

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I think it is actually worse.

 

I don't think the Panthers have been the recipient of most of the bad calls... we've actually gotten some of the breaks from it...

 

 

The one call that I think illustrates this best is the review on the first down in Miami.  Although the Panthers were the recipient of a bad call in this case, that's not why I'm mentioning it.  

How could the refs watch the play, in review no less, and rule that it was a completed pass?

 

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The down issue in the WASH vs NY game, the admitted mistakes in the Titans vs Colts game... it seems to be an issue this year in particular.

 

There are always going to be blown calls, missed holding, etc, etc. but this year there are game changing big time mistakes being made.

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Funny...it was all about non-union refs and the GreenBay/Seattle game that broke that camel's back, but not a peep nowadays. 

 

I just think the refs are throwing more flags and assigning one of them to watch the replay screens to see if it was really bad while they're huddling.  Kidding, I do think they're simply throwing more flags and pulling them back more.  Reffing is a very hard job.  I mean if you were a ref, wouldn't you have given that TD to Leveon Bell the other day?  Yes...it was by the book, but geez...the spirit of the rule is to stop the advancing offensive player from keeping going down the field putting his life at risk.  Leveon wasn't going to make anymore football moves and he scored that damned TD.

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Funny...it was all about non-union refs and the GreenBay/Seattle game that broke that camel's back, but not a peep nowadays. 

 

I just think the refs are throwing more flags and assigning one of them to watch the replay screens to see if it was really bad while they're huddling.  Kidding, I do think they're simply throwing more flags and pulling them back more.  Reffing is a very hard job.  I mean if you were a ref, wouldn't you have given that TD to Leveon Bell the other day?  Yes...it was by the book, but geez...the spirit of the rule is to stop the advancing offensive player from keeping going down the field putting his life at risk.  Leveon wasn't going to make anymore football moves and he scored that damned TD.

I agree that that should have been a TD, but by the current rule, they got it correct.  The rule needs changed to say that if the player is going to the ground when the helmet comes off, then the play isn't over.

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The crazy thing about it is that it's happening in college football as well. The Iron Bowl go two REVIEWED plays wrong as hell. The Cooper TD that they ruled out of bounds and the QB for Auburn's TD that they called out of bounds as well. The Vernon Davis "fumble" was reviewed by Mike Pereira and he pretty much agreed with the officials saying I don't see how you could over turn that play and call it a fumble. What? Then, this guy had the nerve to say that the officials in the New England game got the last play wrong?? My respect for NFL officials is at an all time low right now. 

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Does it seem particularly bad to anyone else?

 

This year seems atrocious on calls.  It seems there are several games each week with blatantly awful calls being made, and the league issuing statements each week having to comment one way or the other on controversial calls.

 

What's going on?  Is anything actually different this year?  Is there too little accountability in officiating, or is the game just getting so fast it's hard for officials to keep up? 

 

No! It just seem the bais folks in the media seem more hell-bent on going after the Refs  out of spite. When teams like the Panthers, Texans, Chiefs, and other lesser preferred teams get bad calls, no one gives a damn. But when a call decides a game against the usual chosen teams like Dallas, Skins, Colts, Pats, Saints, Broncos, then all of a sudden the officiating is questioned the pettiness begins.

 

I remember after the Ref strike ended last season, the regular Refs were making bad calls also but those in the media, who are now screaming foul at any bad call against a preferred team, simply dismissed it.

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