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TheOak 05-10-2012 09:18 AM

NFL to look for replacement officials as negotiations continue
 
NFL to look for replacement officials as negotiations continue - NFL.com

As the NFL negotiates a new labor deal with its officials, the league has initiated contingency plans to find potential replacements for the 2012 season.



According to FoxSports.com, the league suggested in a letter to its chief recruiter of officials, Ron Baynes, that he identify good candidates among recently retired college officials, lower-division college officials and "professional league and semi-professional league officials ... who have the ability to work higher levels but just got overlooked."
"This is a contingency plan to make sure the NFL season will continue on schedule as planned," Baynes said.
The league's agreement with its regular officials expired after last season. The NFL last used replacement officials briefly in 2001, but reached an agreement with its regular officials after the first week of the regular season.
"Our negotiations with the referees association are continuing and we are optimistic that there will be a successful resolution," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told FoxSports.com.

QBREES9 05-10-2012 11:52 AM

Oh Boy here we go again.

TheOak 05-11-2012 06:23 AM

No sh1t!

As if the starting officials have not been terrible enough the last year or so... Now we will get the scrubs.

SloMotion 05-11-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 404742)
Oh Boy here we go again.

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Originally Posted by x626xBlack (Post 404905)
No sh1t!

As if the starting officials have not been terrible enough the last year or so... Now we will get the scrubs.

... not only that, with all the heightened attention being paid to concussions, player safety & 'big hits', I'm sure we'll be in for some interesting officiating if they can't come to an agreement ... heck, with everything that's been going on in the NFL, we're going to be in for some interesting officiating either way!

Rugby Saint II 05-11-2012 12:53 PM

There will be instant replay on every play.....only thing is there won't be anything instantaneous about it. Slow the game down.....yeah, that's what the NFL wants.:roll:

QBREES9 05-13-2012 10:36 PM

Hey I'll take the job. I can be just as good or bad.

Mardigras9 05-21-2012 03:42 PM

Maybe is a good thing, they really, really, really, really sucked hard last year. Maybe it would actually be an improvement.

SaintsBro 05-21-2012 03:54 PM

I at least feel like if it were the real refs, then their bias against the Saints next year would at least be sort of manageable, or something that I could deal with, at least a lot of them are sort of known entities and you know what's up with them....but if they bring in the scrubs, this next season is going to be a joke, it will be off the chain with the penalties against the Saints, you can pretty much guarantee it . The scrub refs will be throwing flags against the Saints right and left, in the hopes of getting noticed by the Comish, and maybe landing a full time job


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