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Report: Deal between NFL, officials is imminent

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:01 am with 25 Comments »
September 26, 2012 10:01 am

It appears the controversy over the final play between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers has spurred the league and the regular officials to reach an agreement.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association made enough progress in negotiations Tuesday night that the possibility of the locked-out officials returning in time to work this week’s games has been discussed, according to sources on both sides.

According to the report, the two sides have an agreement in principle in hand, and the NFL Referees Association says that its 121 referees have been trained on the new rules implemented last season, have already passed physicals or are prepared to pass physicals immediately.

This is good news for players, coaches and fans that would like the officials to fade to the background of the game, where they belong.

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  1. Git-er-done!

  2. trout_hound says:

    Regarding the “catch” that everyone is sick of by now, Sando’s blog has been up in arms about this rarely seen other slow-mo angle that actually shows that Tate’s hand caught the ball first, and that each guy had only one hand on the ball as they fell to the ground. Interesting new twist, for sure.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    It’s about time.

    “This is good news for players, coaches and fans that would like the officials to fade to the background of the game, where they belong.” Absolutely!

  4. Ewalters7354 says:

    trout,I agree.People were just going crazy because we are the lost coin of the NFL.But I look at it this way,the hawks got screwed in the Super Bowl with the REAL refs.So personally I’m loving the talk lol

  5. HawkyHann says:

    Roger, about time. The Rooney family must have pushed you.

  6. RDPoulsbo says:

    This doesn’t come close to SB XL. It doesn’t even reach Testeverde phantom TD level since that one cost Seattle the playoffs. In reality though, the replacement refs in their entire aggregate incompetence was such a rat nest of ineptitude, it’s impossible to cleanly say one team won over another in several games, not just this one. It has been that bad these first 3 weeks.

  7. Strategicdust says:

    We can only hope this is the case. The last report I saw was that the cost difference between the owners and the refs over pensions was $100,000 per team. In the context of revenues for this league, it should have been settled a long time ago.

  8. Trout, he’s another video:

    And check out this simultaneous catch ruling when the defender got only one hand on the ball:

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Be careful what you wish for. lol. Regular officials, Good for the NFL, perhaps bad for the Seahawks?

    BTW- our Godawful rookie qb has managed a horrible 86 passing rating while leading us to a 2-1 record agains’t the #1, #3, and #10 defenses in the NFL. He stands at #18 in passing ratings in the NFL, ahead of all other rookies not named RG111, and is currently rated higher than Peyton Manning, Bree’s, and Cutler. How can we possibly win with such a terrible qb. Lots of Lots of Lol.

    Very anxious to see how he does the next two weeks, (on the road), against mediocore and bad defenses.
    And hopefully this young team won’t have a let down along the way.

  10. I am laughing because Mort is being referenced as a reliable source of news.

  11. jchawks08 says:

    LOL Georgia, you just can’t help yourself.
    Why don’t you factor in the 2 INT’s that should have stood in the GB game? Go ahead and ask ‘What 2 INT’s? He didn’t throw any INTs.’
    But any sane fan knows that he did.
    And do you want to discuss his 5.8 yards per attempt? Or perhaps the paltry 10.1 yards per completion?
    I’m just saying don’t get ridiculous with your RW love. I know love is blind, and I’m just trying to get you back to some semblance of reality.

  12. gonefishin69690 says:

    It was a close call regardless, especially when view at real time. The national media has sensationalized this call, for reason we all know. You remeber the Mainstream media right? The ones who told us all the worlds computers were going to shut down New years Eve, 2000? The ones who report the recession was over? You know, those guys.

  13. Funny… everybody forget the fact that the REPLAY officials who reviewed the play were NOT replacements but rather FULL-TIME league employees.

    The replacements refs were equally bad for BOTH teams.

    The refs made wrong calls that extended the Packer touchdown drive as well. You can’t just look at the last bad call and say that was the call that gave the game away. Both teams were given drives and touchdowns from bad calls. We will only remember the last one, however, because it was the last play of the game. Terrible officiating.

  14. PugetHawk says:

    That is because Mort is a reliable source…has been for a while.

  15. PugetHawk says:

    Glad this ref holdout is over. Unfortunately, Seattle is going to be linked to the reason why it got solved.
    If Jennings caught it then there would be no wrestling for the ball in the air and on the ground. When two people have their hands on the ball, the offensive player is awarded possesion. The rest of the country would have been happier if the rule stated that the more renowned franchise was awarded possession but thats not how it is.

  16. “The rest of the country would have been happier if the rule stated that the more renowned franchise was awarded possession but thats not how it is.”

    Haha i like this… it might as well say that, because that is how they act.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol, jchawks08, Yes his 5.8 yards per attempt, and his 10.1 yards per completion can/and will be something for him to improve on, ( going forward, however isn’t that better numbers than Flynn had in preseason against worse defenses and little game planning?

    I like both qbs, however the better one is starting, imo.

  18. jchawks08 says:

    Without looking, I can guess that those numbers are better than what Flynn’s were in the preseason. However, RW’s #’s in the preseason were Peyton Manning in his prime-esque.
    You’re right, he’s been going against some highly rated D’s thus far. Here’s to hoping for his 1st 400 (completely bypassing 2 and 3 hundred) yard 5 TD game this weekend! 54-0 Hawks. I said it here first. :D

  19. bigmike04 says:

    Ricardo Lockette signed with SF 49ers pratice squad FYI..

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I will take a 200 yard two TD passing game and a 20- 10 win. Heck, I will take a 3-0 win for that matter.

    Just win Baby!

  21. mojjonation says:

    Not again with the overturned interceptions. That’s right up there with saying that Matt Flynn had 2 TD’s that weren’t caught in the preseason. Totally bogus. We had an interception taken away in the Arizona game on a questionabale call. The human element, combined with competent replay, is what makes football what it is. Moving strike zones and flopping are what make MLB and the NBA the mess that they are. Good god it happened, let it go.

    I hope Ed Hoculi bitch slaps some people.

  22. jchawks08 says:

    If you’re talking to me, Mojo, it’s not the same at all. The interceptions were caught unlike the Flynn TD passes which were not. Solid argument though.
    One RW INT overturned because of a “Roughing The Passer” penalty. Even the homerest of homers has to admit that there was no such thing as roughing the passer on that play.
    Another RW INT that by the grace of Football Gods, was amazingly called at TD. Same homer comment as mentioned above applies here as well.
    Sorry for being reasonable. My bad.

  23. bbnate420 says:

    I thought Lockette might bail on us. This is why there is a difference if they are not on the PS, Chuck. Got tired of the merry-go-round and probably got more than the minimum from the Whiners. Regardless, WR should be our #1 priority this off-season.

  24. JC kinda being a dick aren’t ya?
    You’re counting a hail mary & a ball tipped by the TE as those ‘alleged’ INT’s?
    Furthermore, Arod had a 5.7 per attempt & 8.5yds per completion average.
    Yeah, You’re being reasonable.

  25. thursday says:

    now if i could just read an article about this that doesn’t reference the right call at the end of that game as the wrong call while avoiding mentioning the actual wrong calls during the rest of the game….

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