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View Poll Results: How much better are the NFLRA officials than the replacements?

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  • They are great, virtually no mistakes.

    0 0%
  • They are a lot better, but nothing is perfect

    19 43.18%
  • They are good, control the game well, but they surely make their share of mistakes.

    18 40.91%
  • A small degree better on calls, but they control the game better

    5 11.36%
  • About the same

    1 2.27%
  • They all $uk

    1 2.27%
  • Other, (the obligatory other choice) explain

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    subroc Guest

    How much better are the NFLRA officials than the replacements?

    How much better are the NFLRA officials than the replacements?

    There is so much groundswell for the NFLRA officials to return, what are we really getting back? We all have some minds eye view of how good these guys really are, but what do you think on this?

    Are they really that much better?

    Also, if this keeps up, by the end of the season will 4 preseason games coupled with 16 regular season games coupled with all their division 2 experience, be enough? I am a firm believer that they can gain the experience (it may take longer than a season), what is your view?

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    In between the 2nd and 3rd option, I went with the 2nd.

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    Here's a simple breakdown of just how much better the regular refs are, as Rich Gannon reported on NFL Sirius Radio...

    Every week there are reports done on every officiating crew. For the normal refs, if there are 2 or 3 mistakes in a game, it's considered a bad week and they can get downgraded.

    In week 2, there was one game with 19 reported mistakes.

    No such thing as perfection, but 2 or 3 mistakes can effect a game while 10+ can completely alter a game.

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    Definitely went with the 2nd option here. Do the refs make mistake, show me a set of officials who dont. Its the little things these guys are ****ing up on and are killing the game on. The holding calls, the delay of games, the pass interferences, etc etc. The 3hr+ games are turning into 4 hr+ games. Its freaking ridiculous.
    Quarterback Class of 2004 1st Round starters

  5. #5
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    The game surely has slowed down under the replacement refs.

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    It's like the difference between a vagina and my hand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Having 4 All Pros on offense=fairy tale.
    Having a look in your eye=key to NFL success.

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    Trained monkeys are better than non-trained monkeys.

    Have the replacements screwed up a coin flip yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Trained monkeys are better than non-trained monkeys.

    Have the replacements screwed up a coin flip yet?
    Don't act like they couldn't. They've only been out there for 7 weeks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Having 4 All Pros on offense=fairy tale.
    Having a look in your eye=key to NFL success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    It's like the difference between a vagina and my hand.
    Exactly. One you have to pay for and the other one produces calluses.

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    As soon as the regular refs come back, there is going to be a game changing call. That's all I know... That they are all human and not robots, regardless if they are replacements or not. The flow of the game will obviously improve though, however.

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    Twice they've called blocking in the back on SF while they were the kicking team. My head almost exploded the 2nd time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torrance View Post
    Exactly. One you have to pay for and the other one produces calluses.
    I had like 5 ready to insert jokes. I decided to use none to see how the responses would turn out.

    I'm all for participation from you guys.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Having 4 All Pros on offense=fairy tale.
    Having a look in your eye=key to NFL success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torrance View Post
    Exactly. One you have to pay for and the other one produces calluses.
    lol

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    I picked the 3rd option. The NFLRA officials control the game way better than the replacements, but they still have their fair share of bad calls (still not as much as the replacements though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    It's like the difference between a vagina and my hand.
    either way, you get the funny feelin'

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