Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined Mut & Merloni on Friday for his weekly discussion of all things NFL.
King agreed with the general assertion that the officials union did well in the new agreement with the league, but one victory for the NFL is the ability to quickly replace poorly rated referees.
"This is really something the NFL has wanted all along," King said. "The NFL has wanted to be able to bench underperforming officials during the year. The officials union allowed them to do it."