The NFL officials had to issue too many ejections in Week 1. Of the three, two were for unsportsmanlike conduct and one was due to a flagrant helmet foul.
One of the first games of the day features a disqualification
The yellow laundry starting flying early in Jacksonville. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack
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2016 rule changes
Player safety and sportsmanship have always been a high priority, but now there is one more tangible way that the NFL will attempt to enforce this on the field. In 2016, players will not only have to worry about fines, but ejection if they commit
Did you see a call in the kickoff weekend that needs our attention? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We have the week 1 assignments and the crew lists available for your review.
Cam disses ref: 'disrespect,' luckily it wasn't disqualification
Week 16: Raiders at Panthers
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton might have revealed a double standard for ejecting quarterbacks. Although there are no official statistics kept, the most recent (and only) instance I can find of a quarterback getting an early shower was in 1995 when
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
Week 12: Titans at Texans
Rarely do any fistfights in football inflict damage on the combatants. However, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Texans receiver Andre Johnson found a way around that and had perhaps the most violent tête à tête in the NFL in the color television era.
Undoubtedly the NFL will
Week 14: Eagles at Giants
We have three calls for analysis—all three called correctly—from the Eagles–Giants game that will likely end up on this week's "Official Review." View the highlights of the game in addition to our analysis:
McNabb incomplete or fumble?
On a second-and-10 from the Eagles 42, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb
Week 6: Panthers at Buccaneers
Dante Wesley of the Panthers was ejected for a flagrant hit on kick returner Clifton Smith of the Buccaneers. Smith called for a fair catch, and Wesley flattened him to the turf long before the ball even got there. It was penalized as both fair-catch interference
Week 2: Texans at Titans
Back to Nashville we go for a fluke of a play that resulted in an extraordinary penalty. By the rules, it is a correct call.
At the end of the third quarter, the Texans' Jacoby Jones (who just had narrowly escaped a potential replay reversal on his