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Author: Matt Holmquist

Blandino open to swapping out crews looking for ‘the best 7’

Embed from Getty Images   Traditionally, officiating crews have been kept together from week to week throughout the whole of a season with few deviations. At the recent NFL officiating clinic, senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said that there will be an intentional practice of swapping officials between crews in the 2016 NFL season. …

Blandino at officiating clinic: catch is the same rule, same outcome

NFL Referees at their pre season "Officiating Clinic" here in Texas pic.twitter.com/shaDSpAPbh — Ben Murphy (@benmurphytv) July 15, 2016 As officials settled into their annual clinic in Dallas, senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino addressed the topic we’re both sick of and engrossed with: the process of the catch. The goal for fans and officials alike remains simply…