Tag Archives: official equipment

7-man officiating crews wired up for 2014

Starting in 2014, all NFL officiating crews will be will be equipped with a microphone and earpiece that will enable them to communicate with each other during the game.  The NFL experimented with this technology in the 2013 preseason, as … Continue reading

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

NFL officials experiment with wireless in-game communication

You may have noticed some officials wearing rock-star like microphones and ear pieces during some preseason games.  The NFL has confirmed that it is having its officials experiment with wireless official-to-official communication gear during selected games this August.  Vice president … Continue reading

Whistle while you work, NFL referee style

This season has seen three inadvertent whistles (IW) being blown by the officials, with the latest being this past week in the game between the Raiders and Bengals. NFL officials, and officials at all levels, have various tricks of the … Continue reading

Officials to use pink penalty flags for Dolphins – Jets game this Sunday

A suggestion from an 11-year old boy will be evident on the field this week for the Miami Dolphins – New York Jets game.  The officiating crew will use pink penalty flags for breast cancer awareness month. Dante Cano, from … Continue reading