Roger Goodell: The game is not officiated by robots

Michael David Smith
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a consistent theme when asked about officiating today: NFL officials are human beings, and human beings make mistakes.

Goodell even went so far as to say that robots are not up to the task of refereeing NFL games.

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“The game is not officiated by robots. It’s not going to be,” Goodell said.

But the game does not have to be officiated with robots: Technology can make the human beings who officiate the games better, even technology as simple as one official off the field who watches the game on a monitor and communicates in real time with the referee to call anything that the on-field officials missed.

It doesn’t take a robot to do that.

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