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
NFL officials ejected five players in Week 9 for fighting.
It should have been six. And the one who avoided the ejection ended up suspended.
Ejection after several warnings
It all started in the Bengals-Jaguars game. A.J. Green (pictured with umpire Fred Bryan above) and Jalen Ramsey had been going at it all
Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 1 officiating video today (video below).
Among the numerous items to discuss, Riveron first discussed the defenseless player rule. In this particular play from Monday night, Vikings' running back Dalvin Cook was attempting to catch a pass out of the backfield
2014 rule changes
The 2014 replay process is going to be much the same as the process from 2013; the changes being made to the system probably will barely register with most fans.
There were too many hurdles to implementing a true centralized replay system, so a simple change will allow the
After Further Review: Training Camp edition
Partial officiating squads traveled to training camps this week to explain the new rules and answer questions about interpretations.
Bill Leavy was in Rams camp with FJ Boris Cheek, HL John McGrath, SJ Keith Parham. Also, HL Patrick Turner from the league's developmental squad was in
Preseason Week 1: Giants at Jaguars
4th Qtr | :12 | Jaguars 32-31 | NYG ball | 3rd & 3 @ JAX 45
Giants quarterback (wait, let me google it) Ryan Perrilloux completed a pass but was beyond the line of scrimmage, which is a five-yard penalty and requires 10 seconds to
Look for updates later in the day. If you see something, you can add a comment to this post or reduce it to 140 characters or less (@footballzebras).
Giants at Cardinals
Victor Cruz's catch has become its own post.
Jerome Boger's crew had a simultaneous timeout call from the Giants' sideline and a
Use the comments area or hit us on Twitter (@footballzebras) for any questionable calls in Week 3. We will be tied up today, so check back later for our quick takes.
Referee assignments are after the jump.
Things at Zebra Blog headquarters didn't allow us for updates today. I got caught
Entering Week 2, let us know in the comments or @footballzebras if you see anything in this week's games that seems to be the wrong call. Referee assignments after the jump.
Browns at Colts | 2nd quarter | :38 remaining. A touchdown run by Peyton Hillis was reviewed and reversed.
Last year, we wondered (in a pun-filled headline) if a pull of an opponent's long hair could be one of the elements of an illegal horse-collar tackle. One of the criteria of a horse-collar tackle is to grab a player from the shoulder area and pull him backwards. But, if long