They’re talking about letting replay officials work games virtually this season due to the coronavirus, which makes sense, given that replay officials are largely older, retired former on-field referees. That’s not really what I want to highlight in this post.
This quote from Steve Shaw, on the other hand…
“Today, the model is you work on the field until you’re kind of at the part where you’re ‘used up,’ so to speak,” Shaw said. “Then you transition to replay.
That explains so much.