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6 NFL officiating things to watch for in 2013

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Commentary by Mark Schultz Here are the things I am pondering as I “zebra watch” this year. 1.  Will some high-profile officials make a playoff comeback?  Gene Steratore, Ed Hochuli, John Parry, Tom Stabile,  John McGrath, Rob Vernatchi, and Walt Anderson missed out on an on-field playoff assignment in 2012.  Will they make a playoff…

HL McKenzie moved off Redskins game

Head linesman Dana McKenzie won’t have to worry about Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall this weekend. To avoid a potential issue, the league has moved his assignment some 35 miles up the road. CSN Washington reporters Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir are saying that McKenzie is not working the Redskins home playoff game against the Seahawks,…

Redskins DeAngelo Hall fined for actions against an official

The Washington Redskins DeAngelo Hall was fined $30,000 by the NFL yesterday for his Week 8 incident (video) with an NFL official during the game between the Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers on October 28.  Ian Rapoport of nfl.com reported the Hall fine.  After a play in which Hall felt he had been fouled by a…

The NFL needs to impose severe penalties for fouls against officials

Fines are not deterring players There was a frightening scene in Pittsburgh this week as the Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall was ejected for verbally abusing Dana McKenzie and acting in an aggressive manner toward the head linesman (video).  Hall was guilty of violating Rule 12-3-1 of the NFL rules. Under no condition is an official…

Carey, Morelli, Steratore crews assigned to Wild Card; Coleman subs for McAulay

The officiating crews for the Wild Card games on Jan. 8 and 9 have been announced by the NFL. Kickoff times are Eastern. (See our previous post on the process of qualification.) Saints at Seahawks (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.) R — #65 Walt Coleman (22nd year, 16th year as referee) U — #121 Paul King (2nd…