Football Zebras™

Author: Ben Austro

NFL schedule of fines for 2016 season


The NFL fines for the 2016 season are subject to an automatic 5% increase from the previous season, according to the provision of the collective bargaining agreement with the players union and the league. Offenses against game officials Violation First Offense Second Offense Physical contact with official $30,387 $60,775 Verbal or other non-physical offense against…

After review, the replay rules stand


Since the replay system was reintroduced in 1999, the review rules have only been subject to incremental revision, rather than any of the proposed wholesale changes to the process. A proposal by the Ravens at the annual meeting in March turned a few heads, as it appeared to make the replay run on a small list of…

Officiating crews for the 2016 season

Houston Texans v Denver Broncos

Embed from Getty Images   Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2016 NFL season. This season, three new officials have been hired and only one retired. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, up from three last season, who will move between crews through the season. Those swing officials…