Time for change to referees

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This weekend saw a slew of botched referee calls that was spread out over several games.

Simply, it is time for a change to refereeing in the National Football League.

Many people have been calling for fulltime referees and with the players in the NFL getting faster it is time for that very switch.

In the Buffalo Bills versus Baltimore Ravens game there was two three calls that stood out in the Reggie Corner non interception, the Shawn Nelson fumble, and the Derrick Mason catch. Fulltime referees get those plays right as fulltime referees would have loads of time to address those type of scenarios.

In the end, the NFL has gotten to fast and too good for referees to have a fulltime job outside of the NFL.

The Shift

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For the last four games Buffalo Bills fans have been hoping to be entertained while the Bills all of their games to ensure that they get the first overall pick in Aprils National Football League Draft.

However, after Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens their is now a shift in focus.

The spotlight is now on starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as he currently has completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 969 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions over four games. That means Fitzpatrick is on pace to throw over 3,300 yard passing and 38 touchdowns.

The last person to throw 30 touchdowns was Jim Kelly and 38 would even eclipse Kelly’s alltime high of 33 touchdowns in a single year, which was 1991 the Bills second of four straight Superbowl appearances. Also, Kelly did that in 15 games while Fitpatrick would have done it in 14 games.

The fact is Fitzpatrick is playing at an elite level as he has thrown at least two touchdowns in all four games and even if he was just to average that he still would have 31 touchdowns on the season.

The fact of the matter is its not about physical strength or appearance it is about getting the job done.

In the end, if Fitzpatrick throws over 3,000 yards passing and 30 touchdowns Bills fans will finally have their quarterback of the future.