ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Rams fans are celebrating victory while losing faith with the replacement referees.
‘We had great seats,’ said Scott Yoder, Rams fan. ‘Everybody around me knew it was just a horribly officiated game.’
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was more diplomatic when asked about the replacement referees.
‘It affects all 31 other head coaches as well,’ said Fisher. ‘We have some really talented officials out there not working right now and I hope we can get it worked out,’ said Fisher.
Former Ram and Superbowl champion D`Marco Farr said the experiment with replacement refs is not working out.
‘Both sides need to come to a compromise in a hurry,’ said Farr. He worries about how a blown call could impact the outcome of a future game. Farr also believes some of the replacement refs have lost control in some of the games.
‘With the regular refs half of the chippy-ness will go away with just a warning,’ predicts Farr.
The NFL released a statement on Monday. It read that officiating is not perfect and that these refs are under intense scrutiny but the league would work to improve the situation.
Farr believes the replacement refs simply can`t keep up with the pace of the NFL.