Todd Heap: We can’t let a season go to waste because of referees

Sep 25, 2012, 7:04 PM | Updated: 8:29 pm

Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap doesn’t want to pile on the replacement referees, but in the wake of the finish to the Seahawks-Packers game Monday night, he knew they would be a topic of conversation.

The veteran, as a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, said he feels the NFL game is just too fast for people who are being asked to officiate it right now.

“They’re overmatched,” he said. “All those bang-bang calls, to them, in their heads, they’re not bang-bang. They’re not making them on a judgment that they’ve been seeing for year after year after year at that speed.

“That’s the thing that they’ve got to get corrected; we can’t sit around and have a season go to waste. We can’t have a season that’s game in and game out being decided like this.”

Heap said the issues have been going on all season, with questionable calls being a part of the game in 2012.

But what happened Monday night in Seattle, with the Seahawks getting a win after the referees missed what appears to be an obvious call, might be the biggest gaffe of all.

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