Tag Archives: Bengals

NFL grooming players on officiating ‘fast track’

The NFL could soon see more former players become officials. The league is sending 14 former players and one active player to a pair of officiating clinics over the next three days. The first clinic is tomorrow, March 13. It … Continue reading

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me — only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this … Continue reading

Wild Card quick calls: Chargers at Bengals

AFC Wild Card Playoff Apologize for some of the server issues we are having. Doing our best to fix the problem and continue our coverage. Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Chargers-Bengals … Continue reading

Referee assignments for Wild Card games: Anderson, Vinovich, Triplette, Hochuli

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and … Continue reading

Garvin suspension considered for punter hit

Week 15: Bengals at Steelers (video) Update below It was a breakaway punt return, and Bengals punter Kevin Huber was positioning himself to stop or at least slow down Antonio Brown’s track towards the end zone. Brown’s teammate, Terence Garvin … Continue reading

Roundtable: ‘Communication breakdown’ drives Colts insane on Bengals drive to ruin

Snowy conditions make one grade inconclusive Football Zebras Roundtable As the snow blew through four games this weekend, there were a flurry of close, questionable, and controversial calls. To help us understand the Week 14 calls, former officiating supervisors Larry … Continue reading

Triplette reversal gives TD to Bengals. Was it enough to overturn?

Week 14: Colts at Bengals (video) Updated with pool report below. Referee Jeff Triplette had a rough week defending his call to let the clock run when there was confusion over which down it was. The league said he should … Continue reading

Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

5 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field, although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge. Also, there are two known cases of officials … Continue reading

Schwartz, now careful to challenge, misses replay opportunity on bad advice

Week 7: Bengals at Lions Lions coach Jim Schwartz is very cautious now about launching the red challenge flag, after being burned by a since-overturned rule last season. On Sunday, he asked if he was allowed a challenge, and, according … Continue reading

After Further Review: OT flag on new rule draws shrug from Belichick

The big call of the week was Tony Michalek’s flag on a Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones shoved his teammate into the Jets offensive line on an overtime field goal attempt [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. “I’m sure the league … Continue reading