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Punishment for Pete Morelli? (1 Viewer)

What should the NFL do to punish Pete Morelli?

  • No more playoffs this year only.

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  • No more playoffs this year and next year.

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  • No more playoffs ever again.

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  • Just fine him.

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  • Demote him.

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  • Nothing.

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So, what do you believe the NFL should do to Referee Pete Morelli?My opinion: No more playoffs this year and next year. Re-evaluate his performance during the regular season next year and determine if he is good enough to referee in the playoffs again. :confused:

 
Has anyone heard from Mike Pieri on this yet? It's my understanding he's on top of every review from the "command post" in New York watching it live. Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.And if that's the case, the punishment here would be dramatically different.It'll be interesting to see.J

 
I think he WANTED to reverse the call and the rule he gave was the closest to reasonable he could come up with. I support a lifetime playoff ban for such shanannigans. :tinfoilhat:

 
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Has anyone heard from Mike Pieri on this yet? It's my understanding he's on top of every review from the "command post" in New York watching it live.

Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.

And if that's the case, the punishment here would be dramatically different.

It'll be interesting to see.

J
I heard him for a few minutes right before lunch on NFL Radio. He called the interception call "common sense" and that anybody watching the play saw that it was an interception and a fumble. He said that Morelli was a fine official that just blew the call. He also said that the interference call that went against the Patriots was a bad call and that interference SHOULD have been called against Indy on the pass attempt to Randel El. He said they need to be more consistent with their calls of PI.

That is all I heard.

 
this is why the NFL needs full-time referees.on Wed-Sat, they can review film, discuss rule scenarios, and maybe make some calls at team practices.A well-trained, well-versed, and well-experienced crew would prevent these shenanigans. If I only did my job 60 hours a year (give or take), I would make mistakes too.

 
Again my feeling is that if Indy would have won that game I highly doubt you would have heard a peep from the NFL. And if you did it would be well after the season is over.

 
Has anyone heard from Mike Pieri on this yet?  It's my understanding he's on top of every review from the "command post" in New York watching it live. 

Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.

And if that's the case, the punishment here would be dramatically different.

It'll be interesting to see.

J
I heard him for a few minutes right before lunch on NFL Radio. He called the interception call "common sense" and that anybody watching the play saw that it was an interception and a fumble. He said that Morelli was a fine official that just blew the call. He also said that the interference call that went against the Patriots was a bad call and that interference SHOULD have been called against Indy on the pass attempt to Randel El. He said they need to be more consistent with their calls of PI.

That is all I heard.
Cool. Thanks.I bet he'll have a fun time on Total Access tomorrow with this. Tough job he has.

J

 
Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.
Joe:An interesting question, to say the least! The technology is definitely available to do what you suggest (Hello, Nextel!). But boy, what kind of pressure would that put on the Referee? In all likelihood, if that were the case, you'd never have an obviously bad call happen. The Ref would say to Pieri (sp?) what he is going to call, and then Pieri would either agree or tell him why what he wants to say is wrong and give him the right response.Would you want to be a Referee under what you suggest? I'm not sure I would. :)
 
Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.
Joe:An interesting question, to say the least! The technology is definitely available to do what you suggest (Hello, Nextel!). But boy, what kind of pressure would that put on the Referee? In all likelihood, if that were the case, you'd never have an obviously bad call happen. The Ref would say to Pieri (sp?) what he is going to call, and then Pieri would either agree or tell him why what he wants to say is wrong and give him the right response.

Would you want to be a Referee under what you suggest? I'm not sure I would.

:)
Well, if the technology is there (it is) and consistency is the desire (it should be), then why not have ALL replay reviews handled remotely by a centrally located and highly trained staff of overseers? Just a thought...
 
I think whatever the punishment they should announce it. The problem I see is that refs can screw up a call and screw over a team and no one sees any consequence for them. Maybe if the NFL announced the punishments, people would see that at least something happened to them for their mistake.

 
this is why the NFL needs full-time referees.

on Wed-Sat, they can review film, discuss rule scenarios, and maybe make some calls at team practices.

A well-trained, well-versed, and well-experienced crew would prevent these shenanigans. 

If I only did my job 60 hours a year (give or take), I would make mistakes too.
wow... anyone who thinks that NFL officials only work 60 (give or take) hours a season is delusional...
 
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For what it's worth...I didn't even realize until a week, or so, ago, but NHL replays are handled remotely. A goal was reviewed in the Columbus game last night and they said it was being reviewed in Toronto. I heard the same thing in a game last week, from a different city. Makes sense to me.

 
Do you think he has input as to how the call is made on a review where he has exactly the same video to look at as the guy under the hood? I doubt this would be made public for fear of taking control away from the refs but I wouldn't be surprised at all to know he has some control.
Joe:An interesting question, to say the least! The technology is definitely available to do what you suggest (Hello, Nextel!). But boy, what kind of pressure would that put on the Referee? In all likelihood, if that were the case, you'd never have an obviously bad call happen. The Ref would say to Pieri (sp?) what he is going to call, and then Pieri would either agree or tell him why what he wants to say is wrong and give him the right response.

Would you want to be a Referee under what you suggest? I'm not sure I would.

:)
Well, if the technology is there (it is) and consistency is the desire (it should be), then why not have ALL replay reviews handled remotely by a centrally located and highly trained staff of overseers? Just a thought...
How many complaints did we have about the E.German judge over the years? I like having one and only one person making the call 'cause then, when he screws up, we have someone to lynch. If you leave it to a panel of 'experts', you will get blatantly biased opinions or worse. It could be an anonymous panel w/ no accountablility at all (Heisman votes). As long as you have one ref making the whole outfit looking like an ###, whoever is in charge is getting the heat, and the rest rolls downhill. Things will get done or fixed.
 
I support a lifetime playoff ban for such shanannigans. :tinfoilhat:
I support that as well. I'd support him never being allowed on an NFL field again as well.Piss poor call & I'm glad the NFL isn't fining Joey Porter for his comments just to demonstrate how bad of call it was.

Hard to think that cheating wasn't involved when the call was made. If he wanted be of authority and cheat, he should of went to boxing.

 
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