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Quick calls: Week 15

Did you see a call that needs explanation? Did the officials get something wrong? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We will update this post with our observations. (Officiating assignments) 

Bucs use bush-league tactic, flagged for 15

The Buccaneers thought a little trickery could get them to draw the Saints into a false start penalty. They did not fool Jerome Boger’s crew, as umpire Tony Michalek, in particular, stepped in with a rarely called foul. Boger’s announcement: Unsportsmanlike conduct, defense. Making a disconcerting move in an attempt to make the offense false…

Non-call du jour: Disconcerting signals?

Apparently there is an epidemic of disconcerting signals that is breaking out. It is illegal for a defensive player to simulate or override the quarterback’s snap count. Rarely is the disconcerting signals penalty called (one instance from 2010 against the Colts [video] is all we can recall), but when it is, it is a 15-yard…