The NFL keeps on trotting our replacement officials, and more embarrassing incidents seem to pop up, with the latest involving Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy revealed in a radio interview with Sports Radio WIP that one official told him during the game, "McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy [team]."
This is the second terrible story in as many days reflecting poorly on the NFL's new officials; one referee was removed from a New Orleans vs. Carolina football game for being a Saints football fan. Players like Scott Fujita and London Fletcher have been less than pleased. And of course there have been numerous missed calls or bad moments that have stalled or delayed football games.
The league says they have a plan in place until Week 5, but right now the replacement officiating can't be encouraging.