Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald went on with Artell and Andy on Daybreak on Fox Sports Radio Thursday morning, noting that the usage of replacement referees has had little impact on the games so far this season.
Fitzgerald explains how he is too focused on his job on the field to pay attention to how the referees are doing.
On the replacement officials:
"After one week I would say there's not really much of a difference. I really don't pay that much attention, to be honest with you. You know how it is when you're on the field, you're in the flow, you're in your game. You don't really think about all the things that are going on around you. You just try to go out there and be and play fast. I don't think there's much of a difference right now, but obviously there's been some calls missed along the way, but that's to be expected. These guys are coming in and doing the best they can."
The six-time Pro Bowler caught four passes for 63 yards during the Cardinals 20-16 victory last Sunday, though was targeted 11 times during the game. There were 23 penalties called for a total of 192 yards by the replacement referees.