Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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As the labor dispute between the NFL and National Football League Referees Association continues to progress into the preseason, many inexperienced replacement referees have been exposed while officiating their first professional contests. This was evident on Friday night in Jacksonville, when several missed calls clearly detracted from the integrity of the game. It started when a blatant pass interference on New York Giants wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan went unnoticed, and continued as the game progressed. On Sunday, wide receiver Victor Cruz took a public stance on the issue. When asked if he was concerned about the effect replacement officials would have on the game, he didn't why away from his feelings on the matter. “We want to make sure we’re getting the best calls and we’re getting the best referees that we can possibly get on each and every game,’’ Cruz said. “I actually heard one of the refs, he’d only reffed glorified high school games, which I don’t even know wha...
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