NFL reminds coaches about treating officials with respect
Concerned about how coaches are interacting with replacement officials, the NFL has reached out to the owners, general managers and coaches of all 32 teams this week to remind them that poor on-field behavior toward the officials will not be tolerated, according to an ESPN report.
Coaches including coach John Fox of the Broncos and Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers were seen screaming at officials over what the coaches considered questionable calls.
“We contacted them to remind them that everyone has a responsibility to respect the game,” NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson said Thursday night. “We expect it to be adhered to this weekend and forevermore.”