NFLRA boss says crews calling what the league wants called

The NFL Referees Association, the officials' union, says people criticizing the officials have misplaced their ire. Scott Green, executive director of the NFLRA and a 23-year officiating veteran, says the league's officials are simply calling what the NFL wants called. Green spoke to NFL.com, the league's in-house news outlet.  The issue from

NCAA issues clear replay protocols after Pac-12 VP usurps replay official

http://gty.im/1038230134 In light of a Pac-12 senior vice president stepping in to over-rule the centralized replay center in a game earlier this year, Steve Shaw, NCAA football rules committee secretary-editor, and Rogers Redding, national coordinator of football officials, have notified game officials that the replay official is the final authority in upholding or overruling a

First-down spots limit the necessity for too many measurements

We have published stories over the years concerning the first down chains and how the chain crews work the equipment. While the chain gang is very competent, officials want to avoid bringing the chains in for a measurement whenever possible. They want to keep the game moving and sometimes measurements cause

Listen when crew mates want to talk about a call

Embed from Getty Images Pete Morelli's crew appeared to break down during a call in Week 4, as side judge Boris Cheek threw a flag for a horse collar tackle, that simply wasn't there. After a lengthy and sometimes animated discussion with his crew mates, Morelli announced the 15-yard penalty. First of

NFL Competition Committee: No changes to roughing the passer rule

http://gty.im/1038625988 The NFL Competition Committee, reportedly "uncomfortable" over the high number of unnecessary roughness calls, met today to discuss the rule, but decided to leave their interpretation unchanged. They did address the enforcement of that interpretation. Realistically, this was the last chance for the committee to change anything related to the