NFL Referees Association
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NFL has devised a temporary five-week schedule for using replacement officials. A person familiar with the schedule told The Associated Press on Monday that the setup is done through Week […]
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, told the clubs in a memo that the replacements will work “as much of the regular season as necessary,” adding that training with each crew will continue.
“I think it is a big, big deal,” Simms told Boomer & Carton. “I think we underestimate how good the officials that cover the games in the NFL, how good they are.”
To Craig, the whole mess is actually a positive, and it will be a chance for the crop of NFL officials to get younger — something he said the game desperately needs.
The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.