4 officials will have their NFL debut in 2017

The NFL Referees Association announced the NFL has hired four new officials who will work the 2017 season. They include Mike Carr, Ryan Dickson, David Oliver, and Brad Rogers. All four recently participated in the NFL Officiating Development Program. Oliver spent one season in the development program as a line judge and worked

Week 16 officiating video: (un)intentional grounding?

Embed from Getty Images   Dean Blandino released the weekly officiating video, which is posted below. In it he first discussed intentional grounding, which occurs when the quarterback throws the ball from inside the tackle box to an area with no eligible receiver. The quarterback is allowed to leave the pocket and

Week 14 officiating video: Patriot Games

Embed from Getty Images   Dean Blandino released the weekly officiating video covering a number of calls in the Patriots vs. Ravens Monday Night Football game (video). He covered the forward progress rule when it pertains to a sack, as opposed to a run. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was hit early in the