Tag Archives: John Parry

Boger, Carey, Parry out of playoffs

In an attempt to narrow down potential assignments, Football Zebras has learned from multiple sources that last year’s Super Bowl referee, Jerome Boger, did not receive a playoff assignment this season. Also not receiving an assignment are Mike Carey and … Continue reading

Our playoff predictions: Morelli, McAulay consensus in top slots

Football Zebras commentary Week 17 is upon us, meaning that the final evaluations for officials vying for playoff positions are being determined. Officials will not be informed of the Wild Card Playoff assignments until the middle of the upcoming week. … Continue reading

FJ Edwards owns, nails difficult call on Steelers lateral play

Week 14: Dolphins at Steelers (video) An incredible ending to the game, as a multiple-lateral play could have given the Steelers a game-winning touchdown. Field judge Scott Edwards called the play dead, with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown stepping out of … Continue reading

Panthers’ Smith trashes ‘garbage’ official who doesn’t cover wide receivers

U Dan Ferrell blamed for calls outside his keys Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has a complaint about a specific official he would like everyone to know about. As Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported: I was told by … Continue reading

After Further Review: Bolts halt 2 games

Referee  John Parry awaits with an NFL official in the CenturyLink Field tunnel during a lightning delay in the first quarter of the 49ers-Seahawks game. Here are some of the items making news this week: Quick calls from Week 2 … Continue reading

No rule to help home team on fan’s whistle

49ers at Seahawks (video/audio) Early in the game, the Seahawks fell victim to a fan who blew a whistle in the crowd — their own home crowd. Some of the Seahawks linemen looked genuinely confused, as they believed it was … Continue reading

Former graders: Split decision on Cruz catch

Football Zebras Roundtable We covered at length the differences between two process-of-the-catch calls from Sunday’s games. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a touchdown taken away because he bobbled the ball as he went to the ground. Giants receiver Victor Cruz … Continue reading

6 NFL officiating things to watch for in 2013

Commentary by Mark Schultz Here are the things I am pondering as I “zebra watch” this year. 1.  Will some high-profile officials make a playoff comeback?  Gene Steratore, Ed Hochuli, John Parry, Tom Stabile,  John McGrath, Rob Vernatchi, and Walt … Continue reading

Parry heads Hall of Fame game crew

We have learned that John Parry will have the first preseason game this year when his crew officiates the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Because of a pair of odd labor situations, this is the first time a … Continue reading

Our playoff predicitions: Steratore ranks high, Wild Cards include Hochuli, Corrente

We have chosen our assignments for the referee position only, not the entire crew. This year, all officials are assigned on individual merit, and not by the cumulative rank of the crew (see our post for the full playoff assignment criteria). Gene Steratore, considered by us to be one of the frontrunners in postseason assignments, conducts the coin flip at the Rams-Bills game in Buffalo. Continue reading