In theory, the replacement referees idea wasn’t the worst thing in the world. With the league in a protracted labor dispute with the NFLRA, they had to do something to create some semblance of leverage. Hiring and training new crews was the logical move as they attempted to prove to Ed Hochuli and his cronies that the game would go on as it always has, with or without them. Besides, it’s not as if the old refs were anything spectacular. These new guys couldn’t be much worse, could they?
The Vinny Testaverde Zone
Michael Vick – 6 INT’s in 125 attempts (4.8%)
Brandon Weeden – 6 INT’s in 115 attempts (5.2%)
Cam Newton – 5 INT’s in 83 attempts (6.0%)
Drew Brees – 5 INT’s in 137 attempts (3.6%)
Any QB with a QB Rating under 39.6
Present Membership: Weeden (5.1), Cutler (28.2),Tannehill (39.0)