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NFL's replacement referees haven't been good, but must they be this bad?

Originally Published: September 24, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

It isn't getting better. The replacement officials are still missing basic calls, still unable to control a game and act decisively without momentum-killing breaks to determine where a ball should be spotted or what down it is.

And it doesn't seem as if a resolution between the National Football League and its regular officials is coming anytime soon. The two sides remain at an impasse, dug in on their convictions and demands, while the NFL brand suffers. The game is not better ...

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