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Old 08-29-2019, 03:17 PM   #1
 
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Bill Vinovich, the Saints-Rams no-call referee, is the NFL's best official, ESPN says

Bill Vinovich, the head official in the controversial Saints-Rams NFC championship game, is the crew chief that most "inspires confidence that he knows what he's doing," according to ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert.

Seifert ranked Vinovich first in his list of top 10 referees in the league, part of a preview list by ESPN leading up to the start of the season.

"His crews usually average the fewest penalties per game in the league, producing crisp games with maximum focus on players and coaches," Seifert said in his reasoning.



Last season, Vinovich's crew failed to flag a pass interference or roughness penalty against Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman for his helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Tommylee Lewis well before a pass arrived. The no-call came at a crucial point in the game against the New Orleans Saints. The Rams won and advanced to the Super Bowl.

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So that’s the criteria for being a good ref, calling the fewest penalties?
So basically you a ref can become number 1 by not doing their job. Makes total sense.
Look I’m all for letting teams play and letting penalties slide as long as it’s not one sided. What pisses me off is when they let one team slide and call penalties against the other team when it’s convenient.
Blatant penalties that go uncalled should not happen to ANY team.
Helmet to helmet no calls are just downright hypocritical. As big a deal as they made about the helmet rule last offseason I expected a lot more but 9/10 times it didn’t get called. Fining a player after the fact just proves the refs didn’t do their job. Player safety my ass.
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Bill Vinovich, the head official in the controversial Saints-Rams NFC championship game, is the crew chief that most "inspires confidence that he knows what he's doing," according to ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert.



Seifert ranked Vinovich first in his list of top 10 referees in the league, part of a preview list by ESPN leading up to the start of the season.



"His crews usually average the fewest penalties per game in the league, producing crisp games with maximum focus on players and coaches," Seifert said in his reasoning.







Last season, Vinovich's crew failed to flag a pass interference or roughness penalty against Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman for his helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Tommylee Lewis well before a pass arrived. The no-call came at a crucial point in the game against the New Orleans Saints. The Rams won and advanced to the Super Bowl.



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How much did Kevin siefort wager on rams to the super bowl . I Would love me some vinovidick. also.
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The #1 projectile vomit non call(s) of ALL TIME. As we use to say in the Marines..EAD. A lot more going on behind the curtain. If anyone believes that was a slight error, they would also believe used condoms under their bed were sausage casings the Mrs flicked under there after a morning brunch.
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stupid is as stupid does. Never has it been more true.
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Kevin Seifert = NFL Fluffer...
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See now they are just TRYING to piss us off....
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In all fairness, I can't fault Vinovich for the non call. His job is not looking down field at the play. It's watching the QB and line play. The blame is on the 2 azzwads that were less than 10 yards from the play that didn't make the right call. Also we have to remember, that wasn't his crew but a so called
allstar crew. He has been a pretty good official in the past.
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