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The NFL has got to do something about officiating

todayJanuary 3, 2024


The NFL has got to do something about officiating. There’ll always be missed calls. The referees are human. Since the advent of instant replay, we’re now able to see most mistakes over and over again.


Still, because we do have instant replay, why let obvious missed calls go?


The most egregious calls come on pass inference and roughing the passer. Quarterbacks have perfected flopping to draw yellow flags. A quick look at instant replay would correct most of the bad calls.


Many of these bad calls likely were the difference between who won or lost.


But last Saturday we witnessed the epitome of bad calls. It cost the Lions a victory against the Cowboys and will have a major impact on the playoffs. The Lions elected to go for 2 points rather than kicking a PAT and going into overtime.


The Lions ran a tackle-eligible play that worked to perfection — except the referee said the wrong tackle reported he was eligible. He did not.


A conspiracy theorist might say the NFL wanted “America’s Team” as a No. 1 seed.

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