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Week 3 referee assignments

Craig Wrolstad (shown here last week conducting the coin toss in Cleveland) has the Thursday night game this week. Ed Hochuli and his crew is off this week. Image: Michael C. Hebert/New Orleans Saints Thursday, Sept. 18 Buccaneers at Falcons CBS NFLN — Craig Wrolstad Sunday, Sept. 21 Chargers at Bills — John Parry Cowboys…

Week 1 remainders

Whenever we have a few loose items to cover, we will run a remainders column at the end of the week. Here are some things that got our attention: Roughing the punter call stands In the first quarter of the first Monday night game, Lions special teamer Jerome Couplin drew a roughing-the-punter penalty for his…

Week 1 officiating video: Points of emphasis, substitutions, and fumble-recovery reviews

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino released his weekly video on Friday (download) discussing some controversial and noteworthy calls for Week 1. As we expected, illegal contact, defensive holding and instant replay were among the points discussed. By the Numbers Total number of fouls was down in Week 1 from Preseason with an average…