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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; After the Eagles beat the Panthers last Thursday night, PFT and other outlets pointed out that the Eagles had 10 penalties accepted for 126 yards in the game while the Panthers were deducted one yard on their one accepted penalty. ...

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Old 10-19-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
 
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NFLRA hits back at “misguided” claims of officiating bias

After the Eagles beat the Panthers last Thursday night, PFT and other outlets pointed out that the Eagles had 10 penalties accepted for 126 yards in the game while the Panthers were deducted one yard on their one accepted penalty.

That wasn’t out of the norm for Eagles games officiated by referee Pete Morelli. The last four games involving the Eagles and Morelli saw Philly penalized 40 times while their opposition was penalized eight times. Eagles coach Doug Pederson was asked about it and said he thought the league was aware of that disparity.

That’s not the only history between a referee and a team that’s come up recently. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady noted referee Jerome Boger’s crew has “called much more penalties on us than the other team” after a loss to the Panthers earlier this month and all of that discussion has caught the attention of the NFL Referees Association.

They released a statement from NFLRA executive director Scott Green on Thursday hitting back at any suggestions of bias that might come from such observations and comments.

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It is very clear Goodell has ordered refs to call things a certain way, as the replacement refs admitted this in 2012.

So, nice try.

There is also a clear distinction between making up calls no one can see or not seeing a replay, to help the inferior team or the team behind, to try to maximize profit on ratings during the games.

The advertisers who pay a lot more for spots later in game, where they’ve been promised to be close, ask for this.

This is why phantom calls are so prevalent on top of so many flags called.

Goodell thinks he can manipulate the league from afar like the Wizard of Oz thought he could manipulate people from afar.

We’re not stupid.

Said Pope Benedict: "WOW ... that ring is bigger than mine!!!"

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Old 10-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: NFLRA hits back at “misguided” claims of officiating bias

The refs' defense is that they are graded after every game, yet they don't ever publish the grades or even the grading system. They also claim that these grades determine whether or not the official will be allowed to officiate during the post season. But the only evidence that we, as fans can see is that any official that keeps games close will be the ones allowed to officiate the playoffs.

It's almost as laughable as Goodell's claims that he has evidence of wrongdoing but never shows that evidence.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: NFLRA hits back at “misguided” claims of officiating bias

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The refs' defense is that they are graded after every game, yet they don't ever publish the grades or even the grading system. They also claim that these grades determine whether or not the official will be allowed to officiate during the post season. But the only evidence that we, as fans can see is that any official that keeps games close will be the ones allowed to officiate the playoffs.

It's almost as laughable as Goodell's claims that he has evidence of wrongdoing but never shows that evidence.
Okay, you got a lot going on there in that post...But you hit it on the head...

You can never convince me that there's no bias among the Zebra ranks...

And Goodell's is about as transparent as a lead fallout shelter...
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Okay, you got a lot going on there in that post...
I like to give the reader the most bang for the word count.
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