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Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/7/2018 9:40 am
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Referee Jeff Triplette, who worked yesterday's #Titans-#Chiefs Wild Card game, has told folks around him he's retiring from @NFL officiating. And the heartfelt hugs he exchanged w/ his crew after dinner last night? Def looked like good-byes.
2:54 AM - 7 Jan 2018


I hope the door hits his ass on way out. Most incompetent official of my lifetime, and sealed his career of ineptitude with the Mariota "forward progress" call last night when it was clearly a fumble. How this clown got a playoff assignment is beyond me.

The list of leaguewide offenses is plentiful, but for us he singlehandedly tried to steal games from our beloved Giants, particularly against Green Bay. GFY, jerk.
Do people really believe refs care who wins the game  
Mike from Ohio : 1/7/2018 9:44 am : link
and specifically try to influence the outcome in favor of certain teams?

There is plenty of terrible officiating, but I think most fans attribute it to refs sucking at their job. Interested to hear if people think it is planned and malicious, and why they would do that.
RE: Do people really believe refs care who wins the game  
Ned In Atlanta : 1/7/2018 9:53 am : link
In comment 13775944 Mike from Ohio said:
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and specifically try to influence the outcome in favor of certain teams?

There is plenty of terrible officiating, but I think most fans attribute it to refs sucking at their job. Interested to hear if people think it is planned and malicious, and why they would do that.



Agreed. The "the ref has it out for my team" people are the absolute worst
Mike I think certain officials try to be part of the game  
nygiants16 : 1/7/2018 9:53 am : link
They want to throw flags and be seen on tv...

I was a high school and college ref and one of my teachers is a NFL ref and he always mentioned how certain NFL referees just want to be on tv and make calls to be on t.v. they want to be talked about the next day on sportscenter..

I think NBA has a bigger problem with officiating than the nfl...
Ref's interfere with games for sure...  
EricJ : 1/7/2018 9:55 am : link
but I do not think they are trying to favor one team over another.
F you.. Dick  
Neckbone1333 : 1/7/2018 9:58 am : link
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Not Shocking  
Sammo85 : 1/7/2018 10:02 am : link
He looked like he wanted no part of being on the field yesterday and couldn’t wait to go home.

Officiating is still a huge problem for the NFL.
Good  
EddieNYG : 1/7/2018 10:03 am : link
Riddance!
That call in the Ravens game  
Neckbone1333 : 1/7/2018 10:05 am : link
was an abomination
Thank goodness  
Giants86 : 1/7/2018 10:06 am : link
He wasn’t good
Awful Ref  
MickeyRibs : 1/7/2018 10:11 am : link
His career basically began by throwing a flag in Orlando Brown's face and blinding him in one eye, and ended with that awful forward progress call last night. With all that said you know he's going to be some network's rules analyst next year.
He sucks...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/7/2018 10:18 am : link
Steratore is up there too.
Triplette..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 10:22 am : link
is the worst kind of ref because he's just plain incompetent. Continually botches calls and loses control of games way too easily. Worse, he has a history of calling plays so they cannot be overturned, like with the Mariota forward progress ruling.

Here's something to chew on though. How bad is officiating, when Triplette graded out well enough to get a playoff game?
RE: Triplette..  
BigBlueShock : 1/7/2018 10:26 am : link
In comment 13776019 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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is the worst kind of ref because he's just plain incompetent. Continually botches calls and loses control of games way too easily. Worse, he has a history of calling plays so they cannot be overturned, like with the Mariota forward progress ruling.

Here's something to chew on though. How bad is officiating, when Triplette graded out well enough to get a playoff game?

I’d love for them to make the grades public. It would be interesting to see who he was graded higher than and why.

They annually put the worst refs in playoff games and they should have to justify their reasoning. Too often it seems they simply put the “recognizable” names out there instead of the best guys.
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christian : 1/7/2018 10:32 am : link
I'm curious to know when officiating was better and what the factors and circumstances were.

Personally I don't notice any difference in the "quality" in the last 25 years.
Red Cashen was a blatant homer. He lived/lives in  
carpoon : 1/7/2018 10:48 am : link
Dallas and always bent the game in Dallas's favor. The league should have excluded him from officiating their games.
60 in. HD TVs and Slow Motion Replays...  
Jim in Tampa : 1/7/2018 10:51 am : link
Exposes NFL officiating. I don't think it's any worse now than it has been. It just looks worse because it's easier to see mistakes and it FEELS worse because it's happening now.

The truth is, with everything that goes on during every single play and 22 guys to keep an eye on, it's the toughest sport to get right.
I think officiating..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 10:57 am : link
has been pretty consistently poor throughout the years. Bad calls are going to happen, even for the refs that seem to be very good.

Where Triplette stands out in his incompetence is that he often loses control of a game, ends up having a lot of conferences that disrupt the game, and he makes poor interpretations on the rules. Messing up rules is inexcuseable.

By calling forward motion stopped on a play where Mariota was hit immediately and not held up or in the grasp is just a terrible ruling, and unfortunately, it can't be challenged. That's indicative of some terrible calls he's made over the years.
Officiating has always been bas  
Jay on the Island : 1/7/2018 11:22 am : link
With that said Triplette was by far the worst referee of my lifetime. PFT wrote two separate articles on the subject.

“He is remembered primarily for his mistakes, including accidentally injuring Browns offensive tackle Orlando Brown’s eye with a weighted penalty flag, and making a replay error in a 2013 Bengals-Colts game, leading the NFL to change the replay process to give the league office input.”
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Second one  
Jay on the Island : 1/7/2018 11:24 am : link
Among the issues:

— Triplette blew the play dead immediately when Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson hit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, ruing forward progress had stopped and the play was over. Replays appeared to show that Mariota had fumbled.

— On Mariota’s touchdown pass to himself, Triplette wrongly announced that Mariota was an eligible receiver because he was in the shotgun formation. In reality, the ball had been touched by a defensive player, which means every player on the field was an eligible receiver.

— After one penalty, there was a long delay while the officials conferred repeatedly, trying to figure out the right place to spot the ball.

— On a Titans first down, the ball was spotted about three yards short of where it should have been, forcing the Titans to challenge.

— Triplette announced that one Titans penalty was on No. 11. The Titans didn’t have a No. 11 on the field because the player with that number is Alex Tanney, a backup quarterback who is on injured reserve and wasn’t suited up for the game.

— In the final minutes, Derrick Henry tackled, was clearly down and one official blew a whistle. But after Henry went down the ball was stripped from Henry and Johnson picked it up and ran to the end zone, and the other officials allowed the play to keep going even though one had blown it dead. Replay eventually got it right, but once one official had blown it dead, it should have been over there.

Triplette has long had a reputation as the NFL’s worst referee. That was on display to a playoff audience on Saturday.
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christian : 1/7/2018 11:36 am : link
I don't think Triplette is a quality official at all, but it's not difficult to find a half dozen mistakes in any game.

Replay mitigates most of them, and a few slide by. It's the nature of a game, on a huge field, with limited officials and complex rules.

If there's a villian in any of this, it's the rules committee for creating insane levels of rules, then instructing officials yearly on points of emphasis. Emphasis? Get the eff out with that shit.
best damn ref in football!  
micky : 1/7/2018 11:48 am : link
😁
Here's what I don't get...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 11:50 am : link
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Triplette has long had a reputation as the NFL’s worst referee. That was on display to a playoff audience on Saturday.


If you took a poll of players, coaches and fans, Triplette would likely rank very high as the worst ref in the league.

So how the hell does he get to work a playoff game?
WOW  
Carl in CT : 1/7/2018 11:53 am : link
Now we care about refs around here.
I still remember him costing the Giants a game  
NYerInMA : 1/7/2018 12:00 pm : link
against the Falcons back in the Mike Vick days. The Giants stopped the Falcons on third down, but Triplette flagged them for roughing the QB, and the Falcons went on to drive for the winning score. One of the worst calls I've ever seen. Good riddance to this clown!
I remember that..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 12:01 pm : link
call. Roughing by Boley on a play where Vick wasn't even hit late.
he shouldn't be allowed to retire  
GiantsFan84 : 1/7/2018 12:26 pm : link
he should be fired after that forward progress call yesterday
RE: Here's what I don't get...  
short lease : 1/7/2018 12:32 pm : link
In comment 13776151 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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Triplette has long had a reputation as the NFL’s worst referee. That was on display to a playoff audience on Saturday.



If you took a poll of players, coaches and fans, Triplette would likely rank very high as the worst ref in the league.

So how the hell does he get to work a playoff game?


Pictures ...
That's still where replay doesn't get it right...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 12:32 pm : link
there are certain plays that can't be challenged, but instead, they will take 5 minutes to determine a catch is confirmed because there is a slight chance it hit the ground.

Not calling the Mariota play a fumble likely allowed the Titans to win.

It had as much of an impact as any replayed play.
Let's post some highlights!  
sb from NYT Forum : 1/7/2018 12:46 pm : link
Jeff Triplette calls a personal foul on the wrong team

Jeff Triplette doesn't know the rules
Our Green Bay playoff game was the worst officiated game i ever saw  
gtt350 : 1/7/2018 12:49 pm : link
and that's saying something
The GB playoff..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2018 12:56 pm : link
game with a bunch of terrible calls was reffed by Bill Leavy.

Remember him overturning a replay without any evidence whatsoever?
Tripplette  
Simms : 1/7/2018 1:33 pm : link
This is nothing new how does he get graded so high to do a playoff game?
Are there rankings available to understand this?
RE: The GB playoff..  
gtt350 : 1/7/2018 1:41 pm : link
In comment 13776263 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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game with a bunch of terrible calls was reffed by Bill Leavy.

Remember him overturning a replay without any evidence whatsoever?


correct, still a horror show
RE: I still remember him costing the Giants a game  
Tom in NY : 1/7/2018 1:49 pm : link
In comment 13776167 NYerInMA said:
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against the Falcons back in the Mike Vick days. The Giants stopped the Falcons on third down, but Triplette flagged them for roughing the QB, and the Falcons went on to drive for the winning score. One of the worst calls I've ever seen. Good riddance to this clown!


I believe that was the first start of Eli's career.
Retiring  
old man : 1/7/2018 2:17 pm : link
Before fired...maybe??
Knew the writing was on the wall?
Maybe a demotion?
Anyway Goodbye Jeff..you were a ........special..kind of referee.
RE: He sucks...  
tony stg : 1/7/2018 2:58 pm : link
In comment 13776015 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Steratore is up there too.

Steratore is even worse as a college basketball ref, IMO. A two sport suck.

What a joke he was/is  
Optimus-NY : 1/7/2018 3:26 pm : link
Eff him. Good riddance.
RE: RE: He sucks...  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/7/2018 3:29 pm : link
In comment 13776533 tony stg said:
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In comment 13776015 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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Steratore is up there too.


Steratore is even worse as a college basketball ref, IMO. A two sport suck.


Tony, you know I agree that Steratore is much worse in the Big 10, where he is turning into the King Karl Hess of the conference. His crew is bad.
RE: RE: RE: He sucks...  
tony stg : 1/7/2018 5:05 pm : link
In comment 13776598 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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Tony, you know I agree that Steratore is much worse in the Big 10, where he is turning into the King Karl Hess of the conference. His crew is bad.

He brings back bad memories of Lenny Wirtz.

Thank God!  
Mr. Bungle : 1/7/2018 6:42 pm : link
He might be the worst ref I've ever seen. Not too many refs can boast about blinding a player on the field. But Triplette can.

GTFO, Jeff.
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