Every year, the officiating in the National Football League seems to get worse and worse, and it’s not only costing teams regular season wins, but ti most definitely cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. That is unforgivable.
There might be a change on the horizon.
According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, coaches plan to push the idea of having a “sky judge” added to each officiating crew.
Much like what the Sky judge did in the Alliance of American Football — the official will be placed in the press box and empowered to overturn blantaly wrong calls on the field of play.
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Coaches tried unsuccessfully last offseason to implement the idea, and the NFL’s officiating crew continue to remain skeptical about the idea this offseason.
“One problem cited by the league last offseason was finding enough qualified video officials to fill prospective sky judge jobs. Currently, replay rulings are made by members of the NFL’s officiating department, headed by Al Riveron, stationed in New York, in consultation with the video official and the on-field referee at the game.”
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