Hochuli, Mackie both work as ref at Falcons-Titans
Officials prefer not to be noticed. The change at referee from
the first half to the second during Tennessee’s 27-16 victory over
Atlanta couldn’t be missed.
Ed Hochuli worked the first half, while Wayne Mackie ran the
officiating crew Saturday night for the second half with Hochuli
watching from the sideline. The move allowed Mackie, usually a head
linesman, the experience of working a preseason game as the
Hochuli went to the microphone several times. He corrected the
game time on two clocks and noted Titans coach Mike Munchak
couldn’t challenge a possible turnover by Matt Ryan because
officials had ruled the quarterback was in the grasp of
Mackie had his chance at two replay reviews and kept his
announcements very brief.
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