The Chargers got a bad call....but their defense lost the game not the officials.
If people applied that equally to all things, I might be convinced... but it doesn't get applied equally. Plus, one blown call can change the game especially when that call comes at the very end of the game.
As for the inadvertant whistle... I agree, it is hard to correct the inadvertant whistle... but that isn't what we should be fixing. What they SHOULD fix is stopping that whistle from blowing prematurely.
It's one thing when a 400 lb guy is going to take off the QB's head and the ref actually thinks the play is over... but in the Chargers' game Cutler was in no danger at all... so no reason for the ref to blow the whistle prematurely. At the point he blew it, there was no compelling reason to do so.
Hard to correct the whistle... but easier to stop that whistle from being blown. I say that if refs were required to put the whistle in the pocket between plays... and before blowing it would require reaching in, pulling out, and then blowing the whistle... just that extra second or two could make the ref think twice about blowing early. When it is often sitting in his mouth the whole time, it is far too easy to react.
Think about the "red" button the President has for the nukes... Wouldn't it be more prudent to stand away from the button and go near it only when necessary? OR do we want someone hovering his hand right over the top "just in case"? I prefer a little distance so we can be more sure the button press was carefully considered.