NFL ref announced for NFCCG!! **update pg 2 entire crew **

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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:41 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
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    I don't even really recognize this particular ref, but I still agree.

    What kind of freak becomes a ref, anyway? I always assume the only reason someone would go through all the work it takes to be an NFL ref, is because they have a step cousin in law who is a Vegas bookie. Is there a legit reason to be a ref...? Doubtful.


    Bahaha yeah. I hate refs.

    Honestly though, I feel like I remember him letting us play on D that day. So maybe that's a good thing.



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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:42 pm
  • Remember...... the referee is responsible for reporting the penalties, he is not necessarily the one throwing the flag.

    Also, these are mixed crews, so his crew called ten penalties on Seattle vs. the Rams, there is no guarantee that the flag throwers will even be at the game.

    One final thought, the 'Hawks play a very physical game and with that comes penalties. Remember the finesse Holmgren teams always had very few penalties.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:52 pm
  • blkhwk wrote:Remember...... the referee is responsible for reporting the penalties, he is not necessarily the one throwing the flag.

    Also, these are mixed crews, so his crew called ten penalties on Seattle vs. the Rams, there is no guarantee that the flag throwers will even be at the game.

    One final thought, the 'Hawks play a very physical game and with that comes penalties. Remember the finesse Holmgren teams always had very few penalties.


    This is true....These Referees are the lead official on the crew, but they don't bring their crew with them in the playoffs, so you'd really have to look at all the individuals on a crew to know for sure, but the fact that his crews historically let guys play is a good thing.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:12 pm
  • Expect a lot of bad calls in San Fran's favor. They screwed my Panthers pretty bad last week, and I am sure there is some sort of inside job going to get a 49ers/Patriots Super Bowl. I think Seattle is good enough to overcome the refs, but don't expect to get many calls. It's sad what this league is becoming (only the big media market teams get to win).
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:15 pm
  • Steratore is great. Peter King did a piece in the MMQB about him and his crew. Very good read.

    He's the perfect ref for this matchup IMO. He will let the two teams play, which is what everyone wants to see.

    Here's the piece by King. http://mmqb.si.com/2013/12/04/peter-kin ... -nfl-refs/
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:23 pm
  • Mike Perreira on Fox Sports said " the league was likely embarrassed by that San Fran, Carolina game and will probably tell the referees to stop confrontations early."

    If Breno can bait them earlymaybe we can get some St. Louis type penalties :mrgreen:

    One of the other announcers said maintaining their cool might be the key to this game.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:59 pm
  • The refs make bad calls sometimes and they miss calls sometimes. It is an impossible job to get 100% right, 100% of the time.

    The reason the Seahawks get penalized so damn much is because they commit a ton of penalties.

    Sorry, but I'm really tired of all the whining about the refs. It's not the refs fault that our team commits a shit ton of penalties every game, it's the players fault.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:08 pm
  • This was the crew in Carolina last weekend? That's not good.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:48 pm
  • Can we convince him to put a shock collar on Harbadouche. Every time Harbadouche steps onto the field of play one of the refs is responsible for holding the shock button down. Works for me.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:01 pm
  • DavidSeven wrote:He had to be graded out as one of the best refs in the NFL to get to this point. How many penalties he calls is irrelevant to me, as long as he calls it accurately and fair. 49ers do just as much mugging on both sides of the ball.

    This. Though regardless if they let them play it's to our advantage.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:25 pm
  • hoxrox wrote:This was the crew in Carolina last weekend? That's not good.


    The crew last week was led by Carl Cheffers. Thank god they didn't give us him this week, the whiners would probably get away with murder.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:43 pm
  • ivotuk wrote:Mike Perreira on Fox Sports said " the league was likely embarrassed by that San Fran, Carolina game and will probably tell the referees to stop confrontations early."

    If Breno can bait them earlymaybe we can get some St. Louis type penalties :mrgreen:

    One of the other announcers said maintaining their cool might be the key to this game.


    I fully expect the 49ers to try to test the Seahawks emotions early, much like the Rams did. The team needs to be focused and not bite into the mind games.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:26 am
  • NOT MIKE CAREY!!!!!! :th2thumbs: :mrgreen: :th2thumbs: :mrgreen: :th2thumbs:
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:59 am
  • dunceface wrote:NOT MIKE CAREY!!!!!! :th2thumbs: :mrgreen: :th2thumbs: :mrgreen: :th2thumbs:


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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:45 am
  • HawkNuts wrote:Can we convince him to put a shock collar on Harbadouche. Every time Harbadouche steps onto the field of play one of the refs is responsible for holding the shock button down. Works for me.

    Best idea I've seen all week. :th2thumbs:
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:03 am
  • Hasselbeck wrote:Steratore is great. Peter King did a piece in the MMQB about him and his crew. Very good read.

    He's the perfect ref for this matchup IMO. He will let the two teams play, which is what everyone wants to see.

    Here's the piece by King. http://mmqb.si.com/2013/12/04/peter-kin ... -nfl-refs/



    I was planning on posting that one, great read indeed. I think the reason officials tend to "let them play" in the playoffs is because it does not downgrade them in the same way. If you DON'T throw a ticky tack flag in the regular season that can get you downgraded and you dont get to ref the super bowl. But when reffing the nfcc / afcc game you are not reffing the super bowl regardles, and in the superbowl you are already reffing the super bowl, so the refs can relax a bit and just call the game the way they really would like to call it all the time= in a "let them play and let players decide the outcome" way.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:46 am
  • The only real problems I've been seeing with rergards to defense penalaties is that "interpretation" fine line of what is considered between playing close and creating an unfair advantage and interfering or holding.
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Re: NFL ref crew announced for NFCCG!!
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:55 am

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    Now I can't wait to see if my guesses pan out!
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  • According to football-refs.com – which keeps track of assignments for NFL officiating crews – Steratore has worked one Seahawks game this season, which was their Week-8 win over St. Louis. Ten penalties were called against the Seahawks that game, including two for holding by their cornerbacks. None of Seattle's penalties were for pass interference.
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  • Largent80 wrote:According to football-refs.com – which keeps track of assignments for NFL officiating crews – Steratore has worked one Seahawks game this season, which was their Week-8 win over St. Louis. Ten penalties were called against the Seahawks that game, including two for holding by their cornerbacks. None of Seattle's penalties were for pass interference.


    He won't have the same guys in the backfield this week, though. It's not his typical regular season crew. I would assume his instructions would be the same, regardless of who is back there.
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  • @BestGuyAround: The side judge from this year's game at Candlestick is on Steratore's crew this week. He flagged Sherman twice for holding and Tate for OPI.

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  • Just saw that the ref has only called 16 total illegal grabbing/ defensive PI downfield calls in the entire season which is supposedly relatively low.
    Good news for the seahawks!
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