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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.

Officially, close calls not subject to review

AFC Championship 4th Quarter | :27 remaining | Patriots 23-20 | Ravens ball | 2nd & 1 @ NE 14 | video The Ravens, driving for a potential conference-winning touchdown against the Patriots, found themselves a dropped pass short in their effort. They had to settle for a field goal attempt to tie the game,…

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…

Reid implies crew error on delay after TO

Week 4:Redskins at Eagles Eagles coach Andy Reid assumed responsibility for a critical delay of game call, but ultimately feels that an error in crew mechanics was to blame. Well, he didn’t come right out and say that; he just said that if he spoke his mind in answer to a reporter’s question, “that would…