Baltimore Ravens fans, do you remember the game between the Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2015 season which ended on a controversial call? Remember on the final play of the game before the clock hit zero where a Jaguars offensive lineman was guilty of a false start and the referees didn't call it?
Remember on that same play when Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil sacked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and was called for a 15-yard facemask penalty and the Jaguars went into field goal range to win the game because of it?
Do you remember who the officiating crew was for that game? Yes, none other than Pete Morelli's crew and the NFL has decided to change his crew for the 2016 season.
After a rough season for his crew last year, Pete Morelli will have an entirely new crew in 2016. https://t.co/BfDsHBNtzh— Football Zebras (@footballzebras) May 23, 2016
Whether Morelli's officiating crew gets better remains to be seen, however, the problem with the crew may have been Morelli as well.
There's no doubt that the officiating around the league has gotten a bit worse over the last couple of seasons and the NFL is feeling a little bit of heat for it. While this may be a step in the right direction, maybe an overhaul of the officiating crew as a whole is needed.