Coaches’ challenges on same pace as last season

In a season with vast replay changes and many notable reviews, not much has changed statistically, as the success rate of coaches' challenges is currently mirroring last year's rate. Coaches are ½ challenge below 50 percent, which is the same as 2016 (including postseason). Perhaps the biggest change in replay this

NFL schedule of fines for 2017 season

The NFL fines for the 2017 season are subject to an automatic 5% increase from the previous season, according to the provision of the collective bargaining agreement with the players union and the league. Update: The NFL and NFLPA agreed to keep the minimum fines at 2016 levels, and the

Officiating crews for the 2017 season

Embed from Getty Images   Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2017 NFL season. This season, there are 8 new officials to replace officials that retired or were moved up to the league office. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, matching last season's record-level bench.

NFL posts vacancy for senior vice president of officiating

The NFL has posted the job description and application for the vacant position of senior vice president of officiating.  SVP, Officiating The SVP -- Officiating will oversee all aspects of the Officiating Department inclusive of crew selection, training, performance assessment, communications and policy development with the primary goal being consistency and accuracy. Responsibilities: Manage multiple,

Replay successes are inching back up toward 50%

Embed from Getty Images   2016 final replay statistics For the second year in a row, the replay reversal rate among head coaches has climbed following a steep drop coinciding with the introduction of connecting the referee to the New York command center in 2014. The success of the red flag has not

Success rate of coach’s challenges up slightly

Embed from Getty Images   Replay statistics through Week 14 Following last year's spike in replay challenges, NFL head coaches were able to maintain a similar success rate when tossing the red flag through the first 14 weeks of the regular season. At the conclusion of last season, reversals following a coach's challenge

NFL schedule of fines for 2016 season

The NFL fines for the 2016 season are subject to an automatic 5% increase from the previous season, according to the provision of the collective bargaining agreement with the players union and the league. Offenses against game officials Violation First Offense Second Offense Physical contact with official $30,387 $60,775 Verbal or other non-physical offense against official $24,309 $48,620 Player safety rules