How Bad Is The Officiating This Year?

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by Rottstein, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Rottstein

    Rottstein Rookie

    There have been a lot of stirrings on how bad the officiating has been this year.
    • Pass interference flag picked up on Brady to Gronk on last play of game.
    • The wrong down debacle of Redskins/Giants game.
    • No call on Tomlin interfering on run back against Ravens.
    • Lots more, but I will let you folks throw some other bad calls out there and opine on them!

    How bad do you think this compares to an average year? Are they worse then the replacement refs from the strike? They might be!
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I don't think they are any worse than any other year...
  3. Aussie61

    Aussie61 Nutcase

    I agree with Ward.
    As long as we have a human element there will always be mistakes.If the league stopped messing with the rules it might help a bit!
  4. BU54

    BU54 1st Stringer

    It depends on wether your team was screwed out of the win or not? :icon_cheesygrin:
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Good point...:icon_cheesygrin:
  6. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    There hasn't been a game-winning interception this year, so no...they're not worse than the replacement refs.
  7. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Refs will always blow calls. What gets me is that they clearly show bias toward some teams
  8. BU54

    BU54 1st Stringer

    And even after some reviews where it's clear they still make the wrong call.
    The biggest BS call I see these days is the "process of the catch" :icon_frown:
  9. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    If ever there was a year I'd cut the refs some slack, this is it. With all the rule changes this year, esp. on defense, IMO they're part of the learning curve as well.
  10. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    But the cowboys have never been one of those teams.
    within the next few years,changes to the instant replay system is bound to take a lot of the crapty calls out of the game,especially when the replay rules are changed.
  11. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Yeah that one kills me the most. I still don't understand exactly what defines a catch going to the ground and what doesn't. I feel like that's at least some of the problem with the refereeing as well, the rules are getting so convoluted that I don't think they all have a 100% firm and consistent grasp of them either. The most important aspect of refereeing IMO is applying the rules in a consistent fashion, even moreso than making the "right" call. If you're going to make a crap call at least make the same crap call every time it happens and not just every now and then.
  12. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    so many stupid gray areas and rules interpetation when it comes to rules that the competition committme needs to clear up this off season. If technology is here,why not use it?