New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.

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Saints' Sean Payton thinks NFL is headed toward full-time officials

Payton talks officiating on SiriusXM NFL Radio

Amos Morale III
October 17, 2019 - 12:59 pm

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was instrumental in helping to get the NFL's pass inference rule changed, as a member of the league's competition committee, after an officiating error contributed to the Saints' loss in the NFC championship game. But officiating has still been a topic of discussion this season, and Payton was asked to comment on the issue during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. 

Payton said he expects the league will eventually move to full-time officials.

"I think, ultimately, we're going to be at some point dealing with full-time officials," Payton told the show. "I don't know that half of our fans even realize most of these guys aren't even full time. I think the game is sped up so much now and we got better angles of it all. Shoot, the video angles of each play...the fans are more educated, so I think we're headed in that direction."

Listen to his full comment here:


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