Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/24/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
We are now three weeks into the NFL season, and the adventure of the replacement officials is not getting any better. Sure, they would make mistakes. They weren’t expected to adjust to the speed of the NFL game overnight, but after 5 weeks of Pre-season and 3 weeks of regular season, no improvement has been shown. When that fact is proven on the primetime stage, it gives the NFL a black eye AND a bloodied lip. After last night’s Pats-Ravens game, Bill Belichick chased down a referee and laid a hand on him to voice his displeasure. While he should have exhibited better judgment and professionalism, I understand his anger. There were more than a few bad calls, going both ways that swung momentum back and forth for both teams. With the Patriots up 30-21, Devin McCourty was called for a defensive holding call, when replay showed he made no contact with the receiver. That call led to a touchdown for the Ravens. Ravens coach John Harbaugh was given an unsportsmanlike penalty for a...
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