Embed from Getty Images Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2016 NFL season. This season, three new officials have been hired and only one retired. There are five veteran officials designated as swing officials, up from three last season, who will move between crews through the season.
Embed from Getty Images 2015 replay statistics After a precipitous drop in replay challenges last year, coaches were able to improve their reversal rate in 2015. The success of the red flag cratered at 39.4% last year, after being over 50% the year before -- the difference between those two seasons being
View image | gettyimages.com The percentage of reversals on coach's challenges has risen about 5 percentage points from 39.4% at the end of the 2014 season to 43.4% after week 4, while the reversal percentage including booth reviews has increased 10 percentage points from 36.6% to 46.2%.Jim Caldwell leads the pack
The controversy surrounding underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship game known as "Deflategate" has spurred the NFL to enact new procedures for the handling of game balls. According to the league's independent investigation, the Patriots game ball supply disappeared from the officials locker room and was found in the custody
Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2015 NFL season. This season, 10 new officials have been hired, with one additional hire after the NFL announcement in April. There are three veteran officials are designated as swing officials, who will move between crews through the season.
#131432010 / gettyimages.com Replay statistics through Week 8 Panthers coach Ron Rivera has earned a reputation -- and a nickname, "Riverboat Ron" -- for taking some gambles with his play selection. Although Rivera will likely argue that he assesses risk and reward when he does so, one place where he has not
Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2014 NFL season have been distributed. As we reported previously, 13 new officials have been hired in the offseason. In addition, with the retirements of Scott Green and Ron Winter, the NFL has promoted side judge Ronald Torbert and field judge
[Editor's note: The following is the text of the report from the Competition Committee, entitled "Sportsmanship," that was approved by the owners at the annual meeting on March 26, 2014. Attached to the report was Rule 12, Section 3, which contains the unsportsmanlike conduct rules.] "Sportsmanship" in athletic competition can be
a Football Zebras interview The officials clinic in Dallas is only weeks away, which means there is enormous preparation underway to comb through the new rules passed by the owners. The rules remain as they are, but a myriad of interpretations have to be settled. We talked with Dean Blandino, the NFL