Originally written on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Nfl_commissioner_roger_bd69

It’s been a tough season so far for the replacement officials in the NFL. It seems to be obvious to almost every NFL player, coach and fan, who’s name isn’t Roger Goodell, that the replacement reps aren’t up to par with the currently locked out officials. We all know that the old officials made mistakes, but the amount of mistakes seemed miniscule compared to what we’ve been seeing these last three weeks. Goodell and the rest of the NFL brass need to give in to the locked out officials’ needs. The amount of money they’re fighting over is so miniscule compared to what the NFL makes, it’s about time for Goodell to just give in. A sacrifice needs to be made for the greater good. With each bad call the replacement officials make, the NFL is loosing more and more leverage.

Although it’s painful, I can deal with some of the bad calls these refs are making but what I can’t deal with is some of the stupid decisions they’re making. The dumbest decision so far came in yesterday’s game between the Tampa Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. On 3rd and 12 for the Cowboys on the Bucs 13 yd line, Tony Romo dropped back to pass and after scrambling tried to find Kevin Ogletree in the back of the end zone. The only problem for Ogletree was that one of the refs threw his hat at Oggletree’s feet and tripped him up, which caused Romo to overthrow him and the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal. The ref threw his hat because he thought Ogletree stepped out of bounds. Using his hat to signify this infraction is the correct thing to do but he should have simply dropped his hat on the sidelines and not in the field of play. I’ve always been puzzled as to the reason why refs throw their flags in the direction of the person who committed the infraction. It doesn’t really make much sense. They can see who committed the penalty and they inform the head ref of the exact infraction before the ref announces it to the field, so why don’t they just drop the flag where they stand or throw it off to the side. That would make a whole lot more sense. Check out the tripping of Ogletree below:

Kevin Ogletree Tripped

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

FA Cup Final: Arsenal earns record 12th title in 4-0 win over Aston Villa

James Harden wants some help in the backcourt

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

Devon Still: Daughter has complications with transplant

Rivers denies report of problems with CP3 and Jordan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

Report: Tom Brady’s suspension appeal hearing set for June 23

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

Four former first-round picks playing for their NFL careers

NBA Finals: Cavs-Warriors lacks easy comparison and that's great

10 NFL storylines that headlined the past week

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 preview: Key players, prediction

Women’s World Cup power rankings: Which teams have the best shot at hoisting the trophy?

NBA Finals: A series 39 years in the making

WATCH: San Diego State player steals home to seal win

St. Thomas pitcher Ben Ancheff takes internet by storm

WATCH: Josh Hamilton hits first two homers of the season

Did Andrew Bogut take a shot at Mark Jackson?

$70 million Reebok deal is bad for UFC fighters

If the Warriors win the NBA title, the parade will be for Oakland

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

Devon Still's daughter has complications with transplant

$70M Reebok deal is bad for UFC fighters

If the Warriors win the title, the parade will be for Oakland

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Four QBs set to take step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Chip Kelly: Tebow is a quarterback

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.