Sporting News item with Harbaugh and Kick-off Rule Makes Me Wonder about the Officials...
I know there's a separate thread on the kick-off rule change(s) (and shas, my apologies, I realize you have already cited this), but I thought this thread might be better suited to discuss the officials and their ability (or inability) to competently officiate an NFL contest during the 2011-2012 season. There's an article I found that quotes Harbaugh on the changes, and also refers to the Bears-Bills game --
"Yahoo Sports reports the Chicago Bears went against the rule in their preseason opener against Buffalo, actually placing the ball on the 30-yard line. The officials did not catch the rules infraction and therefore, the Bears were not penalized."
While my comments may not be strictly Ravens-related, how much longer can the owners diddle around with the rules and not continue to run into the Law of Unintended Consequences, much less find out that the officials are STILL asleep at the wheel way too often?