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
Rookie officials get their trial by fire at some point of their first season. Rookie back judge Dale Shaw faced his trial in a frigid Week 14 in Baltimore between the Ravens and Vikings. In a game where the lead and momentum switched back and forth several times in
The officials lost control of the Monday Night Football Game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos on one play. The breakdown happened with :02 in the first quarter as Knowshon Moreno fumbled the ball and there was a huge pile up (video). What followed was six minutes of
Any one of them can either do or not do something that saves the crew or kills the crew — either one.
— former NFL referee Red Cashion in The Third Team by Richard Lister
There was a great deal of interest generated in Week 1 when Randall Cobb returned a punt 75
Did a referee drop a call like the ball in Times Square? Let us know in the comments. Referee assignments are listed after the jump.
Cowboys at Eagles. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett attempted to challenge the spot of the ball in relation to a first down. Referee Tony Corrente disallowed
Week 15: Jets at Steelers
A failure in basic officiating crew mechanics is rare in the NFL. While there is room for argument on a judgment call or a missed call, errors in mechanics are inexcusable.
In the second quarter on a first-and-10 play from the Jets 35, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall gained