Officiating video week 3: Explaining the recent ejections and rules for a dropkick kick-off

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week three officiating video on Friday (video below). Unnecessary Roughness In it he covered a variety of calls from week two that included the ejection of Atlanta Falcons Damontae Kazee for an illegal hit on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Kazee hit Newton in

League will use Matthews’ tackle to re-educate defenses how to tackle

http://gty.im/1034567668 In Sunday’s 29-29 tie between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was flagged late in the 4th quarter for roughing the passer on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins that would eventually be the catalyst for the league’s second tie game in a week. Cousins

Officiating video: What falls under new ‘use of the helmet’ rule

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron has released his first full weekly rules interpretation video. These videos are primarily targeted to broadcasters and other media covering the NFL, but they also provide context to official interpretations of the rules. These are key this season especially with several new rules

Prospective NFL officials to be evaluated at the Reese’s Senior Bowl

While NFL scouts and teams will evaluate players again this weekend, the NFL will again use the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama to evaluate some of its officials in the Officiating Development Program. Kickoff is on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern and airs on the NFL Network. Since the termination

Wild Card officiating video: QB-to-QB catch, 15 vs. 5 enforcement on a punt, 10-second runoffs for injuries

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the NFL wildcard weekend playoff officiating video (below), and in it, he covered the following: Quarterback pass-catch. In the Titans at Chiefs game, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota rolled out of the pocket and tried to throw a pass to the end zone that was

Officiating video: spiking in bench area, low blocks, picks, forward pitches

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 17 officiating video (below). In it he covered, among other things, a taunting situation with Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson in their season finale against the Patriots. Anderson caught a pass and went out bounds inside the Patriots sideline. As