NFL To Go With Full Time Officials

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Sorry to place this here, but things tend to get lost in the NFL forum.

    This is pretty significant news.
     
  2. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    About time. I wonder how many refs would prefer having a part-time job though?
     
  3. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a good move.
     
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  4. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    What took them so long?
     
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  5. GhostOfPelleur

    GhostOfPelleur Well-Known Member

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    This isn't guaranteed to fix anything but it can't hurt
     
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  6. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    It's about time.
     
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  7. icup

    icup Active Member

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    THANK YOU
     
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have no problem with full time but I think there will be some good and bad overall as with most things in life. Found this article interesting

    You’d lose some quality officials if you asked them to choose between the officiating job and their other jobs. A veteran official with 20 years experience can make as much as $215,000 a year. A young official in year one or two would make approximately $78,000. Would Walt Coleman remain an NFL ref if asked to turn away from running his dairy farm in Arkansas? What about successful lawyer Ed Hochuli? Or Gene Steratore, who has a lucrative side job reffing NCAA basketball games? Further, if you told a young official on the verge of getting tenure in his main job as a teacher or school administrator he had to choose between that and his $78,000 NFL job, how many of the young officials would you lose? Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira estimated to me Tuesday that maybe 25 of the 135 officials would leave the NFL. That’s a lot of turnover. Add in the normal turnover of four to six officials in a season, and adding 17 more officials if the league went to an eighth official on every crew … that’s potentially up to 45 to 50 new officials, about three rookies per crew. Imagine the adjustment if the 17 crews have to work in three new members. For at least a season, it could be a nightmare.

    https://www.si.com/mmqb/2016/11/09/nfl-officials-refs-full-time-bills-seahawks-mailbag
     
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  9. Silver Surfer

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    Finally. About time this multi-billion dollar business decided to invest in some key employees whose performance can determine the outcome of its events.

    Players stopped having to work a second job in the off-season at least 20 years ago.
     
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  10. bkight13

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    Like circumcising a house fly

    What are they gonna do the other 36 hours??????
     
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  11. Doomsday101

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    Yes it can yet has not helped bad calls in other sports who use full time. Matter of fact because they are full time and unionized they go unquestioned on bad calls and in Baseball any close call is not going to be shown on replay at the game. Refs will walk off the field and have
     
  12. Silver Surfer

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    Wait. You mean they'd actually have to be committed to the position? How unreasonable. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Silver Surfer

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    And they can be replaced... and they have....

    Each sport is different and more importantly, each working relationship with that sport's management is different. Now would be a very good time for the NFL to set the parameters for that relationship.
     
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  14. Silver Surfer

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    Does anybody really care?
     
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  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not opposed to full time I just know it is not a fix all by any means. It will give refs more say not less and more protection of being fired not less. If you want better calls within games my suggestion starts with the rules committee whom constantly are changing and altering rules and often making rules less clear.
     
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  17. WoodysGirl

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  18. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Hopefully study and discuss ways to improve.
     
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  19. Silver Surfer

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    As I mentioned in my post, the NFL has the opportunity to set the ground rules for employment, dismissal, evaluation, et al.. right now. If they're smart, they'll provide themselves with the rules and tools to manage the officials moving forward.
     
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  20. Carharris2

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    There is no negative side to this story. Good riddance.
    The refs will now have some accountability and the ability to study their craft.

    20%? That's not much. I wish it was more and I hope they're replaced with younger people.

    Maybe Pereiria can quit discussing the refs and the game Of football. This would make me even happier.
     
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