Many of these men (and one woman) appear to have slipped into roles they aren't entirely comfortable with. Instead of catching up to the speed of the NFL, the replacements on Monday slowed the game to a crawl, had trouble calming skirmishes and stumbled in their attempt to keep control.
"They're like fans, kind of though," McCoy said. "I'll be honest, they're like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like 'McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy.' Ahhh, what?!"
Just an FYI: The NFL does not permit officials to participate in fantasy football. Real football has been challenging enough.