You don't think taking more time to work on their craft will help? I think it does. It is not the only problem, but it is a start. Mostly I think it is a symptom of the bigger issue that league just doesn't take the role of officiating as serious as they need. I think the officials need more training, which they can get if they are full time. More open evaluations, too. Most of the time no on knows if a ref is given poor grades or even good reviews for their work. The refs need to see the repercussions of their work. The coaches and players do. And hopefully more competition as well. It wouldn't hurt if officials knew their jobs were at stake.