Officiating video: legal contact on the QB, the catch process, penalty enforcement at halftime, and coach’s challenges

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 10 officiating video (below). Among the items covered were: Legal contact on a quarterback. Contact after the quarterback has thrown the ball is under consideration for a foul when a defender leaves his feet to make contact. In this case, it

Blandino at officiating clinic: catch is the same rule, same outcome

https://twitter.com/benmurphytv/status/754045604603408384 As officials settled into their annual clinic in Dallas, senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino addressed the topic we're both sick of and engrossed with: the process of the catch. The goal for fans and officials alike remains simply clarification and education, not an adjustment of the rule itself."The biggest thing is we

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 also had lost possession when he dove for the end zone,

Pereira: No recourse if helmet speaker fails

  Fox Sports rules analyst on what went right, wrong in Week 1 Fox Sports made an inspired move when they hired former NFL vice president for officiating Mike Pereira.  For four years, Pereira has explained difficult rulings and calls to the media.  Pereira was full of knowledge and expertise this past

Quick calls: Week 1

Did you see a call in the kickoff weekend that needs our attention? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We have the week 1 assignments and the crew lists available for your review. 7761