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End of the replacements: NFL, referees reach agreement

The NFL and the NFL Referees Union just announced a new eight-year deal has been agreed to by the two sides. The agreement is subject to ratification by the NFLRA, which will vote Friday or Saturday on the deal.

That is only a formality.

And as there will be a football game tonight between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens Thursday, the regular officials will work that national televised contest.

"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement."

Said Scott Green, the president of the NFLRA: "Our Board of Directors has unanimously approved taking this proposed CBA to the membership for a ratification vote. We are glad to be getting back on the field for this week’s games."

The terms of the agreement:

Eight-year term covering the 2012-2019 seasons.

The current defined benefit pension plan will remain in place for current officials through the 2016 season (or until the official earns 20 years of service). The defined benefit plan will then be frozen.

Retirement benefits will be provided for new hires, and for all officials beginning in 2017, through a defined contribution arrangement, which will have two elements: an annual league contribution made on behalf of each game official that will begin with an average of more than $18,000 per official and increase to more than $23,000 per official in 2019, and a partial match on any additional contribution that an official makes to his 401(k) account.

Apart from their benefit package, the game officials’ compensation will increase from an average of $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013, rising to $205,000 by 2019.

Beginning with the 2013 season, the NFL will have the option of hiring a number of officials on a full-time basis to work year-round, including on the field.

The NFL will have the option to retain additional officials for training and development purposes, and may assign those additional officials to work NFL games. The number of additional officials will be determined by the NFL.

The end of this labor impasse will be welcomed in most every NFL outpost where talk of the replacements often leaked from the field to the sideline to the locker room.

Most people will be glad to see the replacements go. But don't count Dolphins coach Joe Philbin among their critics.

"I’m sure your jobs are challenging and tough, but officials’ jobs are not easy," Philbin said Wednesday. "Let’s face it. I don’t care how much experience you have, how many years you’ve been in the league. It’s just like coaching. I’ve been doing this 29 years and I certainly don’t profess to have all the answers. I think the guys that have been officiating have been good. They’ve been communicating; I think they’ve been hustling out there, so whatever happens, happens.”


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One game too late for several teams, including the Fins.
Pass interference? WHAT pass interference?

As long as the Fins don't get Hochuli, we'll be OK....I suppose, unless we're playing the Patsies or Jets.

Oh yeah...1st...and 2nd.
Working late.
Our "supposedly" easy schedule now looks a bit tougher these days. 'Zona at 3-0 for starters.

Think I'll go to work on sunday

Dashi will block for Odin and Oscar will lift. Then the Fins will win in Arizona. And Craig M will take the rear, as usual.


Check it out! I got this from Websters Dictionary under: ****TROLL****

Father Flanagan and I had the most wonderful night of passion. I'm exhausted (and sore!) but it will be my pleasure to wake up early and make him pancakes. I might even include some "sausage," tee hee.
Posted by: Father Joseph Bladsworth, St. Michael's

Catholic Church, Valdosta, Georgia | September 27, 2012 at 03:03 AM

Dashi will block for Odin and Oscar will lift. Then the Fins will win in Arizona. And Craig M will take the rear, as usual.

Posted by: maheche | September 27, 2012 at 03:18 AM


To go a step further in **Defining Troll** for YOU!

Just check about 50% of your "PADDED" Blog Hit numbers.

Just like Bellicheats last Super Bowl win, the Number 1(Ahem....)blog at the Herald should have an asterik right next to the Hit Totals that says:

**Divide by Two**

I can account for 50% of your hits this easily:

Philbin = Camoron

Tannehill = Henne

Fire Ireland.

Ross is a Cheapo.

And last but not least-LMAO: The Boycott Is On.

Knock yourselves out Blog Hit Trolls, lets PAD them Totals!


That is in fact what gets posted here every single day. Over and Over and Over Again.

Coalition nailed it LOL.

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it"

-John F. Kennedy-

Kennedy gave GREAT speeches and this quote came to mind as I read about the Official's new CBA.

To bad it had to literally cost the Packers a game. These Coaches and especially the players work too hard for this kind of incompetance.

Thanks Commish Goodell for another ugly Pock Mark on the history and reputation of the NFL.

PS: Thanks "We All Know". I try ;)

I don't think Dansby has lived up to his contract since coming to Miami.

Having said that, I do think he is transitioning to MLB very well. Despite never having played the position at the NFL level, he has improved from week to week.

Now, having said all THAT, I think theres a "Slim to No" chance he finishes out his career here in Miami. If he does, it'll be because he's agreed to a GINORMOUS pay cut.

It would be pretty awesome though. Seeing him playing behind this Front 4 with some Big Upgrades on each side of him!

Finally...we are back in business.

Yeah, IMAWriter, but, they also gave us that Fasano catch that certainly was not a catch. It goes both ways. Either way it will be good to hopefully not have constant delays throughout the games, and more uniformity in the calls.

Way to keep your cool Joe....while EVERY ONE around you loses theirs...to include BELICHEAT.....

Its football...and PLAYERS and COACHES decide games...not REFS.....

Even in the PITT game that I referenced a while back....The FINS still got the ball back with almost 3 min on the clock.....and Henne couldn't even get a 1st down....

Cream rises to the top...and Coach Philbin seems to be 1st class....


Gym time...or as a friend of mine likes to call it....heart medication....or insulin...or (INSERT what ails you medication )here......

Nobody has all of the answers. However, Some have most of the answers.

John Kennedy was some idealistic mofo.

However, he did not understand the source of his idealism(Guilt). And it cost him plenty.

I will go prepare some coffee and Rum now.

heehee, You don't understand Family dynamics. Social dynamics, neither. What DO you understand?

- Doctor, I don't want to take this medication anymore. - Alright.. - Doctor, I'm taking the medication again. - Alright.

Tannenhill vs Jets Week 3 will be up overnight on my UTUBE Channel

this is for BOYCOTT IS ON..

since I know you're going to post here sooner or later let me be the first to call you AN ASS-WIPE.

Just read a article on the disappearance of Charles Clay! LETS PUT IT THIS WAY ANOTHER JEFFERY DALMER BUST!
the reason I call JI. Jeffery Dalmer. Is because JI picks just disappear! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!


I'm glad everyone thinks we're going to lose this Sunday because when we win it will be that much more satisfying.

All The Hate early in the Morning.

Dashi loves it.

Coalition Great Post @4:24. All true. U Forgot the other 1001 post about Ur a Idiot to every Poster. (Hey Doc, If u are one. Don't u see ur ignorant tactic's aren't working.) Condescending little troll.

Now on to football. Dansby has been a MLB his whole NFL Career.

150 Tackles!! That is not alot of tackles for a MLB in a 4-3 Carlos with a K! Now 200 Tackles! That's alot of Tackles(Zach Thomas Like). U don't have another MLB or a SS Taking Tackles from U. A Good Game for a MLB in this system is 15+ Tackles in a Game.

When has KD EVER HAVE 15 Tackles as a Miami Dolphin. Or 10 Tackles in a Game This Season?


Even an Average MLB can get 10 tackles in a Game. Heck Misi is an OLB and he already has an 11 Tackle Game playing 1 side of the Field!

On Tannehill:
- A cool guy with some skills trying to make it
- Every loss so far has been his fault
- He can start setting passing records but until we are favored like NE & GB all the time we will be mediocre and we will blame the mediocrity on him.
- Next big play? Miller from the back field running seam patterns against LB's


I thought you'd tell us how genius it was from your Owner boyfriends to lockout the refs, only to give them more leverage after the debacle of the replacement refs. I'm not sure how it would have been different if they came to the table before the Season and didn't demand their way or the highway. Don't see how the 3 week impasse was better for anyone (refs, Owners, teams, fans). Looks like the "little guy" DOES have some influence huh?

By the way, I love you pathetic trolls taking me on AFTER I've left for the day. So macho of you. You're so tough attacking the air. Even still, there were posters defending me (even if I wasn't there, thanks Fin77). Ever wonder why no one defends you when you're not here (which is never, since you have no lives)? Because you're worthless, spineless little punks. Fukking losers!

Good morning guys,

On Sundays game - I actually think it's not far fetched Miami can win. Sure AZ just shut down to premier offenses but both with huge O-line problems. Miami's offensive line isn't great but it's been good so far.

Let's not forget Miami has been able to shut every teams running game down which was a key cog in AZ beating the Eagles and allowing Kolb to play a good game. Miami's formula is simple play good run D and force bad passers like Sanchez last week and Kolb this week to beat them. Unfortunately Miami couldn't make a enough plays when it mattered on either side or should I say ANY side with Dan Carpenter too.

That said: AZ 17 Mia 13

Every team that makes it to the postseason got at least 1 win from defense, 1 from running game and 1 from special teams.
We can do that.
So how many games do we need Tanne to win to make it to the postseason?
A: 6 or 7

DC...trolls are like whining children, pay them no attention for if you do, you just empowered them.

Now we can go back to the most important discussion.
When will Jeffy Ireland be fired?

Reggie Bush is finished.
Knee injury from running between the tackles 30 times a game.

What Dashi is waiting for is mando to take Credit for Ending the Lockout.

He posted about it yesterday and it got resolved Today. Talk about Cause and Effect.

Again, Lets wait til at least after week 8 before we Start Grading the Fins. U know half-a Season. By week 8, Miller should be playing ahead of Thomas. Our Top 3 Wr's should be settled. It will still be a Weakness, but at least we Should know what we Really Have. Hopefully Matthews sees the Field Soon.

Bush has a bruised patella and will be back...he's just a little sore.

Anybody who ends a 13 paragraph tirade, directed at someone for SIMPLY posting an opinion with "go get yur shine box BOUY" is TRASH.

Hey Coaltion, FUKWAD, YOUR OPINION IS LIKE EVERYONE ELSES HERE. MEANINGLESS. Your's is no more right or wrong than anyone elses. STOP ACTING AS IF YOUR IMPORTANT!

But, the way you write & act, you're never wrong. You always have to get the last word. That's what big mouth losers do!

You are the classic definition of a LOSER. Go find yourself a spin cycle!

Yeah, just had to get that off my chest NH. I'm done now.

But I also think it's hysterical how I'm called a homer, even though I've consistently predicted us going 4-12 this Season. AND I said if that happens something needs to change (don't know what, but something, whether it be new GM, new focus on drafting, etc.).

So I'm not claiming we're the best thing since sliced bread. What I AM saying is we have a new HC, new OC/DC, new systems, ROOKIE QB in his FOURTH start this Season, and anyone who wants to judge the NFL career of Tannehill based on 3 games is SO FUKKING STUPID THEY DON'T EVEN DESERVE TO HAVE AN OPINION HERE! Is that clear enough for you *ssholes? That goes for you YG, all the trolls, and all the other idiots complaining about Tannehill, THREE FUKKING GAMES IN! You don't know sh*t about football, so go watch ballet, that's seems to be more your speed.

You want a prediction for this game?
AZ: Larry Fitzgerald finds openings on first drive and AZ scores TD. 7-0
Mia: 3 gives to Daniel Thomas, punt
AZ: Larry Fitzgerald finds openings on 2nd drive and AZ scores TD. 14-0
Mia: Abandons running game and puts it in Tanne's hands: Pick 6 21-0 1st

By the way, I love you pathetic trolls taking me on AFTER I've left for the day. So macho of you. You're so tough attacking the air. Even still, there were posters defending me (even if I wasn't there, thanks Fin77). Ever wonder why no one defends you when you're not here (which is never, since you have no lives)? Because you're worthless, spineless little punks. Fukking losers!

Posted by: DC Dolfan | September 27, 2012 at 08:53 AM

We'd like to offer you a box of tissues to wipe your tears & a tampon to soak up your hymen rupturing.

There are only 2 posters in here

Dude you need hospitalization

DC's FIRED UP this nmorning....

I can't believe the immaturity that goes on this blog. People posting under fake names, the personal cheap shots etc. I used to come on here all the time but I do less and less cause if the non-sense.

Pay no attention to the mindless homers. They're simply cheerleaders with no brain.

Sis Boom Bah. Our team is great!!We're going to the SB!!!!!!!!!!

We have the Best O-Line and D-Line in the Division! TOP 5 In the NFL. #4 Rusing Attack(175yds a Game), #3 Rush Defense (66 yds a Game).

Dashi guess Early in Training Camp the Line Play was Evident. Philbin saw that and Said Wait till the Season to unleash the Run Game.

Yes, the Passing game has been Mediocre at times(When the WR's and TE's Drop Balls hitting them in their hands on 3rd Down). But Imagine If we devout half our Preseason games to Running the Ball? HOW BAD WILL THE PASSING GAME BE NOW!

Nobody is saying Nothing How the Fast-Paced No-Huddle Offense. Runs the Ball more than they Pass! The Fins have Carried the Ball over 40 times Each of the last 2 games. That's playing to ur Strength.

Philbin will surpass Shula as the best coach ever.
Tannehill will throw 30 TD passes THIS YEAR!
The Dolphins will be 13-3 THIS YEAR!

Dashi I will add to that. Stop micro-managing like Sparano did, Philbin! Let Lamar Miller play. The offense doesn't skip a beat when he's in and Reggie is out. But Daniel Thomas on the other hand is a bum! He is Ronnie Brown reincarnated! He runs hard for 2 plays but when they hit back he is done and then just falls on contact.

dashi, 30 2 the other team huh.?

cheap ross.

where's mr. roarke.?

@9:28 Not Dashi


Don't Ever Speak Blasphemy like that Again. And Clown everyone know Dashi has the Fins Going 9-7(Homer Prediction), But won't be mad going 4-12 this Season as long as the games are Close.

We Need a Real Good Draft To make this team Competitive Year-in-Year-Out. Only way we can secure that is with a Top 5 Pick in every Round. Specially the First 3!

I don't think Dansby has lived up to his contract since coming to Miami. Having said that, I do think he is transitioning to MLB very well. Despite never having played the position at the NFL level, he has improved from week to week.

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | September 27, 2012 at 04:48 AM

More disinformation. Karlos Dansby played quite a bit of MLB in a 4-3 In Arizona. In fact, before Wisenhunt arrived, he played almost exclusively as a MLB in the 4-3.



Dashi wants close games!

I am Kris. Because why is anyone surprised? Did people REALLY think we'd be 3-0 at this point? Did people REALLY think Tannehill would just come in, day 1, and throw for 400 yards, no INTs, and carry the team on his back? Mando never mentioned that possibility, neither did ANY other Miami reporter (here, Sun-Sentinel, anywhere), nor did any football analyst, nor did any fantasy team Owner, nor did any fan of the sport. No one said Miami was going to be a force this year. There were too many questions. Too many new pieces. Too many holes EVERYONE could see weren't fixed.

If people want to say, "Tannehill has underwhelmed first 3 games," fine, say that, that's at least accurate. But to extrapolate that to "his career is doomed" is lunacy. It's just unsound thinking. And these people here REVEL in losing and sucking. They absolutely eat it up. Last week, you could hear a pin drop here. Not one of these yahoos popped out from their hiding places, unless it was to say, "we beat the Raiders, means nothing." But this week, here they are, hating on the HC, hating on the GM, hating on the QB, just hating.

And I'm going to be the Man to stand against all that hate and tell them to suck my left nut. You want to criticize, great, I criticize all the time. But I also call it like I see it. I see a RB who's at the top of his game (and the league). I see an oline that's not too shabby. I see a front 7 that DOMINATES against the run. I see an HC/OC who at least are aggressive. That's good news. No, it's not showing in the standings yet, no, it's not paying dividends yet, but hopefully it will. And I'm a 30-year+ fan of this team, I take a backseat to no one when it comes to analyzing them. And in my analysis, it's just too early to tell what they are (or could be). Not that I'm sure I'm right, and sure they're wrong. I'm sure that WE DON'T KNOW YET! That, I'm sure of. And if that makes me a homer, than I wear the description with pride.

AndyNJ, I see no chance the Fins win at Arizona maybe saty competitive for the first half but thats about it.

First off the Fins will be traveling out west that plays a big factor, Arizona defense have been statically one of the best in the NFL this year, doesnt bode well for the FIns whos offense is pedistrian.(Running games good). On top of that I expect Fitsgerald to put up big numbers against SS, every game he seems to get burnt ona double move, when will the kid learn? Futhermore with Tannehill at the QB posiition we have statically speaking the worst starting QB in the NFL.

By Vince Marotta/Arizona Sports
Published: September 26, 2012 @ 11:37am

Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby will take on his former team for the first time when the Miami Dolphins visit the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in Glendale. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

When the Arizona Cardinals made their improbable run to an NFC Championship and their first-ever trip to the Super Bowl during the 2008 season, middle linebacker Karlos Dansby was a key cog in their defense.

LMAO Yes, all kniwing, all talking Coalition!

Karlos Dansby has NEVER played MLB in the NFL.

Proof is in the pudding & the pudding says you know NOTHING!

no need 2 run on the phinz when u can paxx 4 a billion yds.

No reason to be apologetic for any of the things you typed DC....

You have the right to feel they way you do about Tanne as well as the FINS....

As far as your analysis goes...I have said it many times (to Phins 78) and others...I think even yourself.....

I put as MUCH stock if not more in the opinions of those on this blog....as I do in any talking head....

I'm a QUOTES kinda guy (you know that)....so if you AIN'T got them in your article...then its pretty much just an opinion piece....and (insert reporter name here) opinion is nno better than yours or mine....

Andy, Agreed Philbin Does Micro Manage.

But Him not playing L.Miller has nothing to do with that. Philbin is just making sure his Guy knows that nothing is given. To never Feel Complacent. Philbin wants L.Miller to OutWork R.Bush, not just D.Thomas.

Philbin is not responsible for Thomas being here. Why not See what U have in this being "The Evaluation Season" and Raise D.Thomas Value for the Off-Season. If he can make Thomas Gain close to a 1000 yds and 8TD's as a #2, How much higher a Pick can we get for him than if he only Gains 500yds and 4Td's?

He's Grooming Miller to be Reggie's Replacement. Miller is Coming Back from a Shoulder Injury which Dropped him in the Draft from the 1st Rd. If we can get Thomas's Value Up and Trade him in the Off-Season(2-4's and a 6th). Then Franchise Reggie or sign him for 2 years.

But Next Year Miller is only Going to be 22 years Old! Also with the 6th(Or 4th Depending on this CFB Season) from the Thomas Trade we can get Miller his Old Running Mate. Mike James (5'11" 230) The Big Back that Doesn't Fumble For Millers Speed.

But Ronnie Brown Jr. Has to Go!

At Least Ireland Got him in the Bottom of the 2nd and Not #2 Overall. With Aaron Rodgers in the Same Draft and Drew Brees Being a FA that Year.

Dashi wants CLOSE GAMES!!


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