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    [link]http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-to-consider-full-time-officials-next-season-011511[/link]

    Aiming to ensure NFL rules are enforced the same way from game to game, the league will consider making about 10 officials full-time employees next season.

    Responding to a question about consistency in officiating while speaking to a group of about 75 fans before Sunday's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the proposal would bring a group of officials to the league offices in New York to help review game films and evaluate the calls.

    They then would be spread out among the crews at games.

    ''Consistency is exactly what every club wants, and I think every fan wants. You want consistency in the way rules are applied,'' Goodell said. ''We are contemplating this offseason taking some of those officials from the field who are now part time - they have other jobs - and making a certain number of them, let's say 10, full time.''

    Goodell also told the fans the rules committee will examine whether teams should be allowed to hire assistant coaches who left other teams during the same season, as happened with New England and Josh McDaniels. He returned to the Patriots in time for the playoffs after spending the regular season with the St. Louis Rams.

    ''We've talked to several club executives. I'm not getting a lot of reaction from the other clubs that this is unfair. They don't seem to think it's a big issue,'' Goodell said. ''But it's something we'll talk about.''

    Among other topics Goodell addressed with fans, and later while speaking to reporters:

    -He hopes the league and the players' union will be able to settle their differences on testing for human growth hormone before next season, but he wouldn't say he's confident that'll happen.


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    ''There's certainly enough time. We had a meeting just on Friday between the two parties to try to address those issues,'' Goodell said. ''We understand the issues they've raised. We've answered those questions. ... All of the scientists agree that this test is valid. So we think we have a valid test. It's been proven on a global basis. We hope to get it implemented as quickly as possible.''

    The new labor contract that ended the NFL lockout in August included a provision for HGH testing as soon as this season - but only once the NFLPA approved the process. That hasn't happened, in part because the NFLPA says it needs more information about the test itself.

    Asked by a reporter whether he's confident of getting a test in place for 2012, Goodell paused, then replied: ''I'll tell you: Sure going to work as hard as we can to get it done, because I think it's important, not just for the game, but also for the players.''

    -He called the latest tweaks to concussion protocols - including putting certified athletic trainers in booths at games to keep an eye out for possible head injuries, and adding video feeds on sidelines - ''significant improvements'' and ''two very positive steps.''

    -The new kickoff rules ''achieved our objective'' by reducing injuries, Goodell said.
    Peace,
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  • #2
    Re: ARTICLE: NFL to consider full-time officials

    I lost my **** after the osi penalty.

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    • #3
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      [quote user="gumby742"]I lost my **** after the osi penalty.[/quote]Osi and Jennings and add ware on top.
      Peace,
      DragonSoul



      Twitter Account! https://twitter.com/DragonSoul

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        [quote user="gumby742"]I lost my **** after the osi penalty.[/quote]




        Oh God!!! You should have heard the vile things coming out of my mouth!!!

        I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.

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        • #5
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          [quote user="DragonSoul"][link]http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-to-consider-full-time-officials-next-season-011511[/link]

          Aiming to ensure NFL rules are enforced the same way from game to game, the league will consider making about 10 officials full-time employees next season.

          Responding to a question about consistency in officiating while speaking to a group of about 75 fans before Sunday's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the proposal would bring a group of officials to the league offices in New York to help review game films and evaluate the calls.

          They then would be spread out among the crews at games.

          ''Consistency is exactly what every club wants, and I think every fan wants. You want consistency in the way rules are applied,'' Goodell said. ''We are contemplating this offseason taking some of those officials from the field who are now part time - they have other jobs - and making a certain number of them, let's say 10, full time.''

          Goodell also told the fans the rules committee will examine whether teams should be allowed to hire assistant coaches who left other teams during the same season, as happened with New England and Josh McDaniels. He returned to the Patriots in time for the playoffs after spending the regular season with the St. Louis Rams.

          ''We've talked to several club executives. I'm not getting a lot of reaction from the other clubs that this is unfair. They don't seem to think it's a big issue,'' Goodell said. ''But it's something we'll talk about.''

          Among other topics Goodell addressed with fans, and later while speaking to reporters:

          -He hopes the league and the players' union will be able to settle their differences on testing for human growth hormone before next season, but he wouldn't say he's confident that'll happen.


          ONE STEP FURTHER
          NFL teams are getting ever closer to Indy. Check out the full playoff schedule.
          ''There's certainly enough time. We had a meeting just on Friday between the two parties to try to address those issues,'' Goodell said. ''We understand the issues they've raised. We've answered those questions. ... All of the scientists agree that this test is valid. So we think we have a valid test. It's been proven on a global basis. We hope to get it implemented as quickly as possible.''

          The new labor contract that ended the NFL lockout in August included a provision for HGH testing as soon as this season - but only once the NFLPA approved the process. That hasn't happened, in part because the NFLPA says it needs more information about the test itself.

          Asked by a reporter whether he's confident of getting a test in place for 2012, Goodell paused, then replied: ''I'll tell you: Sure going to work as hard as we can to get it done, because I think it's important, not just for the game, but also for the players.''

          -He called the latest tweaks to concussion protocols - including putting certified athletic trainers in booths at games to keep an eye out for possible head injuries, and adding video feeds on sidelines - ''significant improvements'' and ''two very positive steps.''

          -The new kickoff rules ''achieved our objective'' by reducing injuries, Goodell said.[/quote]

          I feel like they had something against the giants. it is crazy. like the roughing the passer on rodgers but missed all the ones on eli. holdings and everything

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          • #6
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            Well something has to change. That's for sure.

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            • #7
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              Considering?????




              I think it's a total joke that these guys aren't full-time referees.....the guys who literally decide these games have day jobs....that **** might have been fine in the 1950s, but given the amount of money that is flowing through this league, it's insance.




              I also think it's a total joke that we could get an absurd blown call like that fumble. Totally lame.

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              • #8
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                These refs have just been terrible all year. The league definitely have to start using more technology to evaluate plays. The dumb personal fouls have to stop too. The Osi call is even worse than WIlliams last week getting flagged for a simple tackle.

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                  [quote user="Eli2Nicks612"]These refs have just been terrible all year. The league definitely have to start using more technology to evaluate plays. The dumb personal fouls have to stop too. The Osi call is even worse than WIlliams last week getting flagged for a simple tackle.[/quote]







                  They need to create some sort of NFL Officiating HQ, where the guys on the field can be overruled when a call is totally ****ing blown.




                  Seriously, that Green Bay game was a ****ing joke today.

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                  • #10
                    Re: ARTICLE: NFL to consider full-time officials

                    they have to,what a joke!!!

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                    • #11
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                      [quote user="JMFP2"]

                      [quote user="Eli2Nicks612"]These refs have just been terrible all year. The league definitely have to start using more technology to evaluate plays. The dumb personal fouls have to stop too. The Osi call is even worse than WIlliams last week getting flagged for a simple tackle.[/quote]




                      *




                      They need to create some sort of NFL Officiating HQ, where the guys on the field can be overruled when a call is totally ****ing blown.




                      Seriously, that Green Bay game was a ****ing joke today.

                      [/quote]
                      They should do like they do in the NHL and review it at league headquarters where the same person makes all the decisions, instead of the referees. Every review in the NHL is done in Toronto

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                      • #12
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                        [quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="JMFP2"]


                        [quote user="Eli2Nicks612"]These refs have just been terrible all year. The league definitely have to start using more technology to evaluate plays. The dumb personal fouls have to stop too. The Osi call is even worse than WIlliams last week getting flagged for a simple tackle.[/quote]







                        They need to create some sort of NFL Officiating HQ, where the guys on the field can be overruled when a call is totally ****ing blown.




                        Seriously, that Green Bay game was a ****ing joke today.




                        [/quote] They should do like they do in the NHL and review it at league headquarters where the same person makes all the decisions, instead of the referees. Every review in the NHL is done in Toronto[/quote]




                        That's EXACTLY what I was thinking.




                        I can understand that might be difficult during the regular season, but in the playoffs, these reviews/challenges need another set of eyes......a set of eyes that aren't ****ing home-towning it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: ARTICLE: NFL to consider full-time officials

                          [quote user="JMFP2"][quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="JMFP2"]


                          [quote user="Eli2Nicks612"]These refs have just been terrible all year. The league definitely have to start using more technology to evaluate plays. The dumb personal fouls have to stop too. The Osi call is even worse than WIlliams last week getting flagged for a simple tackle.[/quote]




                          *




                          They need to create some sort of NFL Officiating HQ, where the guys on the field can be overruled when a call is totally ****ing blown.




                          Seriously, that Green Bay game was a ****ing joke today.




                          [/quote] They should do like they do in the NHL and review it at league headquarters where the same person makes all the decisions, instead of the referees. Every review in the NHL is done in Toronto[/quote]




                          That's EXACTLY what I was thinking.




                          I can understand that might be difficult during the regular season, but in the playoffs, these reviews/challenges need another set of eyes......a set of eyes that aren't ****ing home-towning it.

                          [/quote]
                          It would work during the regular season too actually. It works for the NHL.. in fact, officiating has been millions times better since they switched to that 2 years ago. refs like Kerry Frasier can't take over the game anymore

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                          • #14
                            Re: ARTICLE: NFL to consider full-time officials

                            [quote user="JMFP2"]

                            Considering?????




                            I think it's a total joke that these guys aren't full-time referees.....the guys who literally decide these games have day jobs....that **** might have been fine in the 1950s, but given the amount of money that is flowing through this league, it's insance.




                            I also think it's a total joke that we could get an absurd blown call like that fumble.* Totally lame.

                            [/quote]

                            They make a crap-load of dough, too, especially considering they are part time and suck at their job

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                            • #15
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                              How about hiring younger refs with good eyesight. I think these guys are too old to even know how to set a VCR let alone use a replay system.

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