The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back, and their return couldn’t have come soon enough for Broncos coaches John Fox and Jack Del Rio, who were fined this week for incidents involving the replacements.
The Denver Broncos got back Chris Kuper Wednesday, while many others sat out of practice. After practice, all the talk centered around the replacement referees.
The NFL has a big problem with its replacement refs. Or does it? CBS4′s Vic Lombardi took to the streets of Downtown Denver to get the opinions of NFL fans.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
The NFL fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 on Monday for arguing with replacement officials a week ago.
Former Broncos lineman Tom Nalen said he thinks the NFL’s current replacement referees aren’t calling lots of unnecessary penalties, and that’s a great thing for fans.