The sub officials are doing the best they can under the circumstances. Considering they have not had any training or experience to call plays at this level, I feel they are doing the best they can. Yes, they are missing plays and yes, someone is going to be seriously hurt.
In the Texans vs. Broncos game, QB Matt Schaub took a vicious hit to the helmet that not only removed his helmet but took a small part of his ear. No flags were thrown. He came out for a couple of plays and then resumed play. The player hitting him should be fined and suspended at least for one game.
I have not seen the demands of the trained officials but if those in charge of the NFL were that concerned, namely Roger Goodell, Commissioner, this would have been resolved during training camps.
Whether we have sub officials or the real thing, mistakes are always going to be made. My biggest issues are the subs not knowing the rules well enough and no one of the other officials during the game coming to their defense. Heck, they might not know the rules either.
I feel the issues separating the officials and the NFL will be resolved in a couple of weeks. If so, it will not be due to the coaches and players complaining . Those living on Park Avenue could care less what they think on this issue. It is all about power.
I would however be surprised if the regular officials did not return in three weeks.
Just my take.
I watched the Texans/Broncos game yesterday. I too was appalled at the hit Schaub took, with no repercussions to the offending player.
I think these kind of plays are only going to get worse.
Congrats on the Texans w in!!
Hello Ms. Linda,
Thanks for the kind words. The city is really excited about our chances of going all the way this season. Three games does not a season make but in prior years and even having the lead we had, somehow we would have lost that game to the Broncos. I am hoping we can finish the season 11 and 5 or 12 and 4. We have to get home field advantage in the playoffs. Note how optimistic I am.
The Lions were involved in a wild one and it seems from the highlights, your head coach made a serious error in the overtime period. Someone would have to explain his decision to try and draw the Titans off side instead of kicking the tying FG. I don't understand that logic at all but he is the head coach and not yours truly. However, they did score a lot of points. We play the Titans next.
By the way, the Packers will have to win tonight for me to finish the weekend 8 and 8. Thus far, I really suck but enjoy making my picks.
Hope and pray all is well.