August 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; NFL referee Bruce Hermansen (49) reacts during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 49ers won 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Get Ready for Mediocrity: Replacement Refs Are Getting Prepped To Start NFL Season

The NFL is prepared to start out the season with replacement refs.


AJ Smith and Norv Turner will just use this as their new excuse  if things do not go in their direction again.

These replacement refs are horrid. In the Chargers-Vikings game, there were a number of questionable calls. Can we please just have Ed Hochuli and Mike Carey back calling the games?

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  • Ignatius

    Yes, this replacement refs are just horrible, imagine that if they blow a call that would ultimately decide a game, like for example, calling a dead ball after it slipped from the quarterback’s hand near the goal line but not before it reached the ground… Yeah, bring Ed Hochuli back, as Charger fans we sure like him! 

  • The Novice

    The ref’s are the same as are O-line, maybe Smith picked them too!