Apparently, this is going to get worse before it gets better.
The replacement officials had another rough night in prime time during the Baltimore Ravens' 31-30 win against the New England Patriots. Questionable flags were thrown throughout the night and other penalties completely were missed.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was hit with a 15-yard penalty for verbally abusing the officials. Patriots coach Bill Belichick grabbed after one after the game. There were near fights throughout the night. The NFL has asked coaches to take it easy on the officials, but that was ignored Sunday night.
And Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. He was flagged for a hold in the fourth quarter that negated a sack.
He tweeted: "@BrandonSpikes55: Can some1 please tell these (expletive) zebras foot locker called and they're needed Back at work !!!! #BreakingPoint".
He later added: "Ref ?!?! I never said anything about the "Refs" y'all need to chill out !! #imTru".
I had hoped the officials would improve with each game, and we could stop talking about them by now. So much for that. The players only are going to get more and more vocal if things continue in this way.
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