For the most part I agree with you. Especially about Ed Hochuli, he's definitely one of the best. He gets credit in my book for admitting his error to the entire audience but, that's cold comfort to Charger fan.
Originally Posted by 2535Miles
I think the problem was not Hochuli's quick whistle, I think it's the replay system in general. It, IMO, is causing the refs to second-guess what they see (or think they see) happen in front of them. The replay rule needs to be massaged so that refs can make the call as the play unfolds and then use the review to either confirm their call or over-turn the call. As the rule stands now, the weight of IR falls in behind the call, thereby (again MO) causing the refs to hesitate before making the call. Given whatever they call must be "over-turned" by IR and only if there is "indisputable video evidence", there just aren't enough cameras to cover every single angle on the field. Let the refs make the calls and make the IR "balanced" in its application.
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