I think we can all safely say that officiating in the NFL is becoming the monster it should never be. If the officiating is done right it should never be talked about and lately officiating is a topic of discussion in nearly every game played. But is it the officiating that's going downhill or is it that the NFL has created a game that simply can't be cleanly officiated? I learned from my time in a classified military job to look at the root cause of a problem and not the color, shape, or size of the bandaids that get applied. The reason for the onslaught of rule changes in the NFL have nothing to do with the NFL's desire to minimize injuries, it's 100% driven by the NFL's greed. (the NFL being 33 people, the 32 owners and Goodell). The NFL turns a blind eye to HGH and PED's because HGH and PED's turn players into un-natural physical specimens who inflict great damage on each other for six months; and we as fans pay through the nose to watch it! Simple logic tells us that if NFL players become bigger, faster, and stronger every year they are most likely to inflict more damage on each other. So the NFL is faced with clamping down on HGH and PED's which will reduce their profits by huge amounts; or, spend a little of their money and implement equipment and rules changes with the side benefit of making it look like they care about player safety. THE NFL DOESN'T GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT PLAYER SAFETY!!!!! They are simply protecting their profits knowing the players have no choice and the fans are mindless sheep. The result is that we see unacceptable officiating in virtually every game, every week.