There is nothing left to say about the replacement referees. They directly cost a team a game now. Last nights diabolical will go down in NFL infamy. There is no excuse to miss that easy of a call. They blew it, well one ref did, the other made the correct call, but why they went with the wrong call, even after replay is baffling to me.
It’s time owners. Get the real referees back. But you guys won’t. Instead you’ll fine the players who commented on Twitter yesterday and probably fine Bill Belichick while your at it, because why would us fans expect the owners to even care about the game? 3k reminded us last week, this isn’t even NFL football anymore.
To the links!
Greed, arrogance, control ... the NFL owners are standing by their decision to keep the league's usual, trained referees locked out. Bernie Miklasz unleashes a stinging take on the NFL's referee situation that gets uglier and uglier each week.
The Rams first round pick may be able to return this week. Coach Fisher said he had a good warmup on Sunday. He still has a bit of a way to go, but Brockers is close to making his NFL debut, which is great news for the Rams. His run defense is desperately needed, and more importantly, he needs game experience.
Ryan asked the question if it is finally time for the Rams to play Brain Quick, who has yet to make a catch in his NFL career. I say yes. The Rams gained 160 yards of offense on Sunday. What’s the worst that could happen if Quick plays? We gain 100? He, just as Brockers does, needs game experience. There is no substitution for it.
Mike Sando takes a look at the positives coming out of the Rams game and yes there were some. Cortland Finnegan looks every bit worth the money with 3 picks in 3 games and Chris Long quietly had a great game.
If you can handle it, Rams Herd has a great look back at the Rams' 23-6 loss to the Chicago Bears this week. Pay close attention to the review of the game from the "outside and deep" perspective.
Patty at the Pigskin Arch looks back at the Rams' performance last week, and how they answered her five questions. Good thing those five questions weren't a pass/fail quiz, because the Rams would be repeating the course.