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Ray Lewis is one football who has no problem speaking his mind. When he does speak we all listen. Especially when it’s him preaching about why the NFL needs to bring back the normal refs because the replacements are just simply not good enough based on the high level play taking place on the field.
Today’s 24-23 Ravens loss at Philadelphia came with some controversy in the closing minutes. With the Eagles down 23-17 Vick had them all the way down at the goal line and on a 2nd & goal play the onfield ruling was a fumble as the refs did not believe he made a proper throwing motion with Ngata applying the pressure. Upon further review the on field call was reversed to incomplete not a fumble. I happen to agree with the call as it was clear that his had was moving forward despite Lewis stating that he “pushed” the ball and did not throw it. However, everything else Lewis spoke about in terms of the replacement officals not knowing the rules and potentially affecting the integrity of the game is absolutely CORRECT.
Thanks to local Baltimore website wsnt.net for getting this footage of Lewis speaking in the locker room:
Ever since Goodell decided to bring in the replacement refs I have been very much against it. This league generates billions of dollars in profit but can’t find a way to keep the refs happy and give them a raise. Especially, when you consider the emphasis Goodell has put on the safety of the game. Wouldn’t it make sense to have referee’s on the field that know the rules better which should be more beneficial to the NFL players safety? Because it’s quite clear that like Lewis said in any given game the refs are left clueless, not only are they missing flags they take far to long making up their minds. We are seeing far to many referee “conferences” in the middle of the field trying to figure out the calls.
PAY THE REFS, pay it out of your $20 million salary Goddell
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