Officiating crews for the 2016 season

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.

Playoff coaches threw many red flags this 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

Replay reversals up sharply

 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

Game ball procedure revised in wake of Deflategate

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

Officiating crews for the 2015 season

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.

Officiating crews for the 2014 season

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

Officiating crews for the 2013 season

The officiating crew rosters for the 2013 NFL season have been distributed. Each crew member is listed with his years of experience, including the upcoming season, and his 2012 crew if he switched crews. Uniform numbers are the 2012 numbers, and a few may be subject to change. 7271