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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wayne Elliott on Mike McCarthy and more

By Kevin Seifert

Wednesday, we directed you to an Hot Read on replacement officials. Among other nuggets, Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs revealed that one former replacement official is back to his original job of working junior varsity eight-man football in Kansas.

Wednesday night, Showtime's "Inside the NFL" had two former replacement officials -- Wayne Elliott and Jim Core -- in studio for a fascinating 17-minute interview.

Elliott, of course, was in charge on that fateful Monday night when the Green Bay Packers lost 14-12 to the Seattle Seahawks on the final play. You can watch the entire video embedded in this post, but there were a couple of really interesting takeaways. Among them: