So the NFL is thinking about testing an 8th official this pre-season to see how it goes and they say this will help the officials.
I don't understand how the NFL would honestly expect anybody to accept this as a viable solution. This is absolutely NOT THE PROBLEM
, only a fool would believe that the officials aren't seeing the penalties. The problem is the officials are CHOOSING
not to call the penalties. With both of the controversial calls against the 49ers in the playoffs, when RayMac was choked from behind so Rodgers could get free and convert on 4th down and with the Bowman strip and successful turnover, the broadcast tape showed that referees were looking directly at the action and chose NOT
to make the correct call.
On a side note, I like how the article comments that the "extra pair of eyes" would be focused on defensive holding. What a joke... is the NFL really trying to push that their guys just ooopsies... we missed those calls. They seem to have no trouble seeing those penalties when 90% of the other teams commit them.