Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:48 AM
Agreed, they seem to be getting overwhelmed more each week and the flow of the game is inconsistent.
I heard sarcasm in a number of broadcasts (I have DirecTV and was watching Game Mix for a while, and flipping around to different commentaries)...most of the cracks made had to do with the number of flags being thrown. It's funny, but the replacement MO seems to be: see something remotely questionable, throw a flag, then discuss exactly what the flag should be for, then make the call...if there was nothing, we can pick the flag back up, but we'd rather make too many calls than not enough. Like I said, it hasn't been outright disastrous YET, but it now feels like it's only going to be a matter of time before it's going to blow up. What is clear: even with the normal refs botching their share of calls, fans and others are starting to clamor more and more for their return to the NFL...that pretty much says it all.
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