Back judge Brad Freeman has a possible touchdown but the ball pops out. Was the process of the catch completed or not? It is the Week 12 Call of the Week.
Field judge David Meslow takes a wide view of the play, taking advantage of the fact that the end zone isn't filled with photographers. On the catch, he processes what he sees, and then raises the signal for a touchdown. It is the Week 11 Call of the Week.
Fundamentals are important, and when a play devolves into chaos, it is important to keep clarity and focus. When the Bengals muff the kick in the field of play and the ball is dead in the end zone, line judge Kevin Codey and referee Adrian Hill are on top of
Fumbles near the sideline require extra concentration on the sideline, not only for a ball touching the sideline, but an out-of-bounds player touching the loose ball. Take that element of concentration, and stretch it across 27 yards of the field, and the methodical job by field judge Tom Hill and
It was a routine incomplete pass to avoid a sack on the surface, but in reality there were a lot of quick decisions that had to be made by the officiating crew. Referee Scott Novak and line judge Tom Eaton have this week's Call of the Week.
Rookie officials have made some outstanding calls this season.
For Week 7, we highlight down judge Mike Dolce for his great call on the goal line of the 49ers - Patriots game.
These new officials are impressive!
Side judge Eugene Hall and back judge Greg Meyer have a tight call near the goal line. Is it a touchback or downed at the 1? It's the Football Zebras Call of the Week for Week 6.
Sideline catches require precision coordination between wing officials. When it happens inside of 2 minutes of a tie game, everyone notices. When it happens on consecutive plays in that situation -- and they are absolutely correct and confirmed in replay -- it goes to a whole new level of excellence.
Expect the unexpected.
When umpire Ruben Fowler was inadvertently knocked down during a hurry-up offense, the clock continued to run as the 49ers scrambled to the line. Referee Bill Vinovich had to make a call on the clock situation in the interest of fairness.
It is the Football Zebras Call of the
A veteran call with the game in the balance is our Call of the Week — except the call actually comes from an official in his second NFL game.
Side judge Dominque Pender, working as a rookie swing official this season, was faced with seemingly minor contact and threw a flag