At the 2017 NFL owners meeting this past spring, owners voted to approve a rule change proposed by the Competition Committee that disallows teams to intentionally commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the clock. Officially, the new rule (12-3-3) reads:
A team may not commit multiple fouls
The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, attain the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for
Embed from Getty Images John Parry's crew set the tone in the pregame warm-ups: There would not be a repeat of the Week 14 nonsense between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That game featured several altercations that later drew league fines.Parry's crew put on a visible display in the pregame.
Week 13: Bengals at Buccaneers (video at 2:25 | replay video)
It's as easy as 1 to ... 12.
The Buccaneers with 32 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter completed a 21-yard pass to put them in field-goal range. As the Buccaneers took to the line for the play, Bengals coach Marvin
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 is the league's Fast Track Clinic, run by the Football Officiating
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 past Wild Card weekend.
Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game
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