Tag Archives: Jeff Triplette

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me — only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this … Continue reading

Wild Card quick calls: Chargers at Bengals

AFC Wild Card Playoff Apologize for some of the server issues we are having. Doing our best to fix the problem and continue our coverage. Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Chargers-Bengals … Continue reading

Referee assignments for Wild Card games: Anderson, Vinovich, Triplette, Hochuli

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and … Continue reading

Roundtable: ‘Communication breakdown’ drives Colts insane on Bengals drive to ruin

Snowy conditions make one grade inconclusive Football Zebras Roundtable As the snow blew through four games this weekend, there were a flurry of close, questionable, and controversial calls. To help us understand the Week 14 calls, former officiating supervisors Larry … Continue reading

Triplette reversal gives TD to Bengals. Was it enough to overturn?

Week 14: Colts at Bengals (video) Updated with pool report below. Referee Jeff Triplette had a rough week defending his call to let the clock run when there was confusion over which down it was. The league said he should … Continue reading

Hurry-up offense means hurry-up officiating mechanics

Hurried mechanics increase the danger of officials making a mistake The two-minute offense has been in effect since the invention of the scoreboard clock.  The no-huddle offense became in vogue 25-years ago.  Both strategies are here to stay and offenses are … Continue reading

Blandino supports clock stop to fix ‘obvious confusion’ with chains

Possible ambiguity of down signal may have lead to HL error Should the clock have stopped? In last night’s game, referee Jeff Triplette believed (and I fully supported) that, even though the sideline chains were advancing, his third-down signal is … Continue reading

Washington hurry-up snagged when chains advanced on third down

Week 13: N.Y. Giants at Washington (video at 3:05) Washington had no timeouts on the first play following the two minute warning. The 2nd-and-5 play netted about 5 yards, which was spotted apparently short of the first down. Head linesman … Continue reading

After Further Review: Even Philly thinks Giants should have won challenge

Image: Dallas Cowboys photo First, our quick calls [Football Zebras] The pink penalty flags did cause some confusion with the players’ pink towels, all symbolic for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, a clock operator briefly stopped the clock because one … Continue reading

Training tape: defenseless receiver, taunting, clock on out-of-bounds fumble

Also, both feet touching the ground in bounds and the mechanics for a fair catch kick. Continue reading