Rules fix comes with a catch

  This post has been updated to reflect the release of the proposal wording. The NFL's Competition Committee is weighing in on several rules changes which will be presented to the owners at the annual meeting next week. The full text of the proposals were released Thursday night. The rules proposals require

Referee Ed Hochuli is ending his 28-year NFL career Ed Hochuli, the most recognizable officiating figure, bar none, to mainstream fans in NFL history, has decided to retire. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron confirmed on his new Twitter feed that Hochuli, along with Jeff Triplette, will not be returning for the 2018 season -- something which had

More than 20 officials are not playoff caliber

Football Zebras exclusive It is a recurring question among fans if the performance of officials is getting better or worse. Postseason assignments can be a barometer of officials that have not made the grade by examining those excluded, and sources tell Football Zebras that the number of disqualified officials has reached

Schedule for 2017 NFL playoffs

Here are the times and dates for the NFL 2017–18 postseason. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs Crews | Coverage Saturday, Jan. 6 ⁵Titans at ⁴Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Jeff Triplette ⁶Falcons at ³Rams, 8:15 p.m. NBC -- Ed Hochuli Sunday, Jan. 7 ⁶Bills at ³Jaguars, 1:05 p.m. CBS