NFL Refs Need Protection From White Lines Too

There’s been plenty of talk lately about the NFL doing more to protect officials who find themselves in harm’s way during games.

NFL ref falls down during Giants Eagles game

(Key to the whole thing is the hat flying off)

Strapping helmets on may help, but what about those pesky white lines?

Video after the jump.

Side judge eats it during one of Desean Jackson’s touchdowns as part of the Giants’ first half meltdown against the Eagles at the Linc.

Philly held a 30-7 lead after the first half.