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Category: Officiating Dept. Video

Weekly videos released by Dean Blandino and the NFL officiating department.

Officiating video: Legal and illegal quarterback hits

Embed from Getty Images   Dean Blandino released the week 8 officiating video (see the bottom of this post). Blandino spoke at length about quarterback hits. This was the subject of much scrutiny from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in his postgame press conference last weekend. When a quarterback is inside the pocket, tackle to tackle,…

Officiating video: Leaping and leverage are the calls of the week

Embed from Getty Images   Senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino released the week 7 officiating video, and within it, discussed three points of interest from last weekend’s games.  Starting off with special teams, Blandino covered both leverage and leaping on a few different field goal plays. He referred back to a Week 1…