NFL officials have several tools to try and maintain order and prevent the game from degenerating into a fight. The biggest tool, short of throwing a flag, is preventative officiating. Officials don't want to throw flags and throw people out a ball games, so they use their people skills to
Two years ago, former umpire-turned-replay-official Bob Boylston sat down with NFL Films to reflect on his career.
Boylston came to the NFL from the SEC in 1978. He wore number 101 for most of his career (except from 1979-81 when he wore number five when there was a different numbering system)
After Further Review: A look at the NFL replay review system
Part 1 of a 4-part series
After many confusing games this season where instant replay was the focal point, it might be time for the NFL to do away with coach's challenges and adopt the current NCAA instant replay system.