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Brees: Replacement refs ''horrendous''

All the buzz today surrounding the NFL is for once NOT about the Saints.  But quarterback Drew Brees' comments just hours before the Monday Night Football game that  everyone is talking about, could have not been more accurate.

"You know, they're just not prepared to be in this situation," Brees said about the replacement officials.  "The game is so fast, and the level that all of them were at and now are at - it just doesn't even compare.  You know I think  its getting to  a point where its pretty horrendous and its an embarrassment to the league and the way its being conducted."

The Seahawks were awarded a game winning touchdown on a ball heaved up by rookie Ruseell Wilson that Packers safety M.D. Jennings clearly picked off.  Somehow the replacement refs ruled that Seattle receiver Golden Tate, who caught Jennings, made the game winning reception.

Brees tweeted this after the game; "I love this league and love the game of football, but tonight's debacle hurts me greatly. This is NOT the league we're supposed to represent."  

Will this debacle help speed the process up between the NFL and the locked out refs?  Let's hope so, because the Saints sure don't need any more help in losing football games.

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09/25/2012 7:16AM
Brees: Replacement refs ''horrendous''
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09/25/2012 8:01AM
How about just learning something from the Seattle DEFENCE! By far the best defencive effort I have ever seen and you'all (defence) needs to learn from them.....Watch the tape stupid. They rushed the quarterbck and covered the recievers like we (use) to do. Get your act together and play some Saints Foodball.
09/25/2012 8:34AM
They're not that good, but...
I don't recall that the regular refs were that good either.
09/25/2012 8:36AM
Drew Brees Comments
Couldn't agree with Brees more... It's embarrassing.
09/25/2012 10:46AM
Fans Strike
Maybe the fans should all go on strike and see if we get a discount on our season tickets.
09/25/2012 11:00AM
Rich get what they want
What did T. Benson do to the other owners to pixxed them off so bad that they sicked Goodell on the Saints. The owners or some of them are controlling this whole mess. The issue with the Refs is power. Who has it, has the control of the league. We as fans have alot of power if we choose to use it. Boycott Tv, radio anything to do with the NFL. This is the only way we can get back the real NFL.
09/25/2012 12:18PM
Give em a break
Let's try to give the replacements a break, if it were not for them we would not have any football. I have seen the "professional" ref's mess up just as bad. And by the way Drew, thanks for holding out, it shows.
09/25/2012 1:22PM
Who Dat
I am turning off the set for the rest of the year. Saints roobbed, pat's robbed, GB Robbed, Washington robbed. Done with this year
09/25/2012 3:03PM
Die Hard Saints Fan from Day 1
I think the rest of the nation is now seeing the Goodell that the Saints saw the whole off season and still seeing.
09/25/2012 4:51PM
Goodell and his Gavil
This guy is ruining the league all by himself. He needs to resign his position. There has not been one positive thing that has come from this man. Everything he does or says seams to be is punishments or threats. Maybe he should become a warden for a prison. As far as our defense, terrible. We need a pass rush period!!!!!!!
09/25/2012 6:47PM
Case Study In How To Tarnish The NFL Shield . . .
Wasn't that one of the things that Payton and Williams are accused of? Well, let me tell you, these clowns in the zebra suits are really tarnishing that NFL Shield. Does that mean that Roger GODdell should suspend himself?
09/25/2012 7:06PM
This godells ref what do you expect
09/26/2012 11:00AM
What a set up!
The NFL set these refs up for failure. It the NFL's fault.
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