Report: NFL will have all officials on conference call

The NFL wants to make sure it gets it right.

To that end, the league will have every official from every crew on a conference call on Friday to get what sounds like a pep talk from the leagie.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports the “rare, if not unprecedented” call will be held after a weekend of controversial calls, missed calls and blown reviews. It’s not uncommon for the league’s referees to be on a call, but this one will have every official.

The NFL admitted that referee Scott Green blew a touchdown for Minnesota’s Visanthe Shiancoe when the score was wiped out following an incorrect video replay. There was also the controversial call in Miami where Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fumbled the ball into the end zone. That call changed the outcome of the game too.

What good can come from an in-season teleconference? We’re not sure. But it does send a message that the NFL is intent on having its games called as accurately as possible.

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