NFL replacement officials

Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants makes a catch as Charles Godfrey #30 of the Carolina Panthers defends during play at Bank of America Stadium. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Cruz On Replacement Officials: ‘What We Didn’t Want To Happen Actually Happened’

“I just feel like, what we worried about and what we thought about — what we didn’t want to happen — actually happened,” Cruz said. “Now it’s up to the NFL to really look into this and see how far they want to go with these refs.”


Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Incompetent Officiating Is Bringing The NFL To A New Low

Roger Goodell was hired to steward the league through difficult waters and he is doing just the opposite. The NFL ship is hitting the rocks hard and taking on water. They need to bring back the regular officials right now.


NFL replacement refs (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Not Tolerating Teams Confronting Replacement Refs

Poor behavior toward replacement refs won’t be tolerated by the NFL.


NFL replacement refs (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ex-NFL VP Of Officiating: ‘There’s No Respect And No Trust’ For Replacement Refs

“I think it’s really tough for them,” Pereira said. “You have to know the rulebook 100 percent. If you don’t, if you have to think about the rules during the course of the game, you’ll never be able to react and officiate properly.”


Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL, Referees Association Not Talking As Season Nears

The NFL and its locked-out officials weren’t talking two days before the season begins, a clear indication replacements will be on the field for Wednesday night’s opener.


Replacement back judge Jeff Corley #21 signals an incomplete pass. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFL Officials’ Dispute Has Gone On Much Too Long

If you are using inexperienced officials who have never seen the speed, quickness and power of NFL players, you are going to miss calls. It’s time to end this charade and get the legitimate officials back to work.