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Roger Goodell: NFL referees do an extraordinary job

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For some time, especially this season, the referees of the National Football League have come under scrutiny for some questionable calls that have been made.

Calls which have perhaps had game-changing implications.

In the NFL owners meeting, which took place on Wednesday in Irving, Texas, the commissioner of the league, Roger Goodell, came out in full support of the officiating staff.


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As per Fox Sports and NFL Media's Dan Hanzus, Goodell was quoted as saying:

"I think our officials do an extraordinary job...I think what we see now through technology is we see things we could never see before. But I think what it does is it validates the quality of our officiating.

"We all recognize that officials are going to make mistakes. What we need to do is try to avoid those mistakes as much as possible, train them differently and improve the quality of the officiating and use technology to help them when a mistake does occur."

It was a topic that all NFL owners had wanted to discuss, as many feel there have been decisions that have had negative implications against their teams this season.

The catch

Many also wanted to clarify the "what constitutes a catch rule", which has been deemed confusing by many, and Goodell had understood why.

When asked about the 'catch rule', Goodell stating "the answer to that is yes," going further by adding "we want to clarify that".

As for the officiating problems, the NFL has acted recently by pulling Pete Morelli and his crew from a primetime game due to some huge errors made which favoured the Arizona Cardinals in their NFC West divisional game against the San Fransisco 49ers on Sunday.

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