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Penalty enforcement is an entire-crew effort

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NFL looks for ‘efficient, accurate penalty enforcement’ I’ve joked about it before: when Terry McAulay is the referee of a game, when there is a penalty flag the cameras had better find him quickly, because chances are he could be finished with his penalty announcement before the camera gets him in focus.  That’s not just…

Riveron promoted to senior director of officiating

The first hire under the leadership of the new vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, has brought Alberto Riveron into the league office as senior director of officiating. Adam Schefter reported the hire Tuesday morning. Riveron was in New York City in January to, presumably, interview for the vice-president position, when Carl Johnson announced that…

Our playoff predicitions: Steratore ranks high, Wild Cards include Hochuli, Corrente

We have chosen our assignments for the referee position only, not the entire crew. This year, all officials are assigned on individual merit, and not by the cumulative rank of the crew (see our post for the full playoff assignment criteria). Gene Steratore, considered by us to be one of the frontrunners in postseason assignments, conducts the coin flip at the Rams-Bills game in Buffalo.

NFL admits pass interference on pick-6

Week 12: Colts at Chargers An item that flew by our desk late last week that we are getting to now: Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, quoted in Friday morning’s Indianapolis Star, said that the league admitted to a blown call in the game the previous Sunday. An Eric Weddle interception of Colts’ quarterback Peyton…