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Green crew should’ve shut down ugly play

Saints at Falcons (video) This was a downright sloppy play by Scott Green’s crew on Thursday night no matter how you look at it, even though the final ruling on the play was correct. Falcons running back Michael Turner seemed to be stopped and then lost the ball. (This part is correct, even though it…

Officials need to own up to mistakes

There is no worse feeling for a football official than when they blow a call.  An official would rather be knocked over by Brian Urlacher at full speed than miss a call.  And in officiating, the worst call one can make is to blow an inadvertent whistle.  An inadvertent whistle (IW) is so egregious because…