Jay Glazer has a revolutionary concept to enhance the extent of officiating within the NFL. And he is aware of it’s a bit loopy. So loopy it may completely work. In a mailbag for The Athletic, he writes:
“Right here is MY resolution to the officiating drawback, as off the wall and out of left area because it sounds, I actually imagine within the craziness that I’m about to provide you. Right here’s the answer: change out the officiating division and rent all new officers, all fight veterans particular operation backgrounds. Go rent a bunch of Navy Seals, Marine Recon, Delta Pressure, these guys.
Give it some thought. They’ll be within the form to be in higher place. They actually can react sooner than the remainder of the world, even when bullets are flying. They’ll react faster than anybody else when one thing occurs on that area.
Additionally, coaches shall be rather less inclined to tear into them out on the sidelines. It’s more durable to go yell at a Navy Seal if coaches are upset a couple of name. Once more, their response time is best than everybody else’s.”
Glazer’s proper. That is an concept from not simply left area, however the concession stand atop the bleachers in left area. Certainly he can’t be the one one, although, who thinks, if probably the most spectacular members of our navy needed to, they may accomplish something.
Rely me as completely on-board with this plan. Those that serve and rise to probably the most elite ranges, are tremendously spectacular.
However everybody ought to know it’ll take a while to pay dividends. A Delta Pressure vet could have unimaginable instincts, response time, and fast-twitch recall. These issues are all secondary to an intimate understanding of the foundations and constructive working relationship with different officers, gamers, and coaches.
What I’m saying is that buying and selling fatigues for stripes might be a pure path. Simply not for subsequent yr.
Additionally, it must be identified that Jeff Triplette, arguably probably the most criticized referee in latest NFL years, was a colonel within the U.S. Military and Reserve Nationwide Guard and earned a Bronze Star serving within the Gulf Conflict. So there’s not precisely a one-to-one relationship with battle bravery and adjudicating cross interference correctly.