The NFL has a lot of work that needs to be done during the offseason

The NFL needs to make more consistent calls

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The NFL has a lot of work that needs to be done during the offseason

Hunter Ristau, JagWire managing editor and business manager, MVTV assistant producer

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    After the ending of Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 3, the New England Patriots won the trophy for the sixth time in the past 17 years. After the end of the football season, many things have come up in the spotlight ,one of those being the officiating needs to be called more consistently.

    I think that after the past NFL season, most people can agree that there needs to be some sort of change in the offseason to improve the rules of football. According to an ESPN article posted on Wednesday, Jan. 16, the top officiating crew lead by referee Shawn Hochuli threw on average 20.4 flags per game while another officiating crew lead by referee Bill Vincovich throw only 13.1 flags per game. I understand every game is different, but those numbers should still be closer together and more consistent.

    During the NFC Championship game held between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams, there was an obvious defensive pass interference call that could have changed the who went to the Super Bowl. This is just another example of how NFL cannot make the right calls.

    While this might be the angry Chiefs fan in me, I believe you should not be able to go to the Super Bowl based off a coin toss that you get to call at the beginning of overtime. This is another thing that the officiating staff needs to take into consideration when they are looking over the rule book and making changes this offseason.

All in all, I hope that the NFL can take some time this offseason to meet with all of their officials. I believe these are big changes that people are hoping for this offseason.

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