Posted by MikeT23 on 9/24/2012 11:08:00 AM (view original):
The things I notice most are A) the shoving matches. The players don't respect the refs and, because of that, they go long after the whistle B) the time required to review a play. I don't know if they're reviewing more or not. But the games seem to get delay after delay.
After yesterday's games, I'm blaming the players and coaches in this debacle as well. You can't complain about the officiating and make yourselves out to be victims, then turn around and exploit the very problem you're complaining about.
Do you think Harbaugh pulls Hochuli or Triplett aside and says "gee, can I have my timeout back and issue a challenge instead?". Hell no. Coaches and players know the rules - unfortunately better than some of these officials - and they're stringing them along for their benefit.
Either way, I feel confident we'll have real refs back for next week.