Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/27/12
The New York Giants don't exactly expect a smooth transition going from the replacement referees to the real ones this week. Despite the regular referees returning Thursday — after reaching an agreement between the NFLRA and the league — Giants defensive end Justin Tuck thinks the officiating on the field may still be a little tentative."It's still going to be an issue when the real guys come back," said Tuck.  "They are going to be rusty; they haven't had a preseason to practice their craft.  It would be like me coming to play a regular-season game, having not practiced or having a pre-season game." The Giants are probably hoping that the real refs have, at least, been practicing on their Madden '12 as the team heads into the unwelcoming confines of Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's nationally-televised game. We all know how well the last nationally-televised NFL game ended. The Giants face their division rival in a important early season game ...
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