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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 getting plays off at an even faster pace.  With increased pre-snap duties, the officials will have…

Meriweather suspended 2 games for head hits

After delivering two illegal hits with his helmet, Washington safety Brandon Meriweather has two weeks to think about it, assuming he can still remember the blows he delivered. By virtue of his actions, he is suspended from further participation for the next two weeks. He does have the ability to appeal this action within the…

Patriots no-holding call, Cowboys loose ball on punt: Roundtable examines Week 6 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We asked our officiating roundtable to review the Patriots game-winning touchdown for a possible holding foul and a Washington punt with an interesting recovery. Helping us interpret the call are two former officiating supervisors, Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson. They were responsible for reviewing game film each week to determine the grades…

Pereira: “a pretty well-officiated Sunday”

Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books and, as usual, former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira had many calls to break down. Pereira said that Bill Leavy’s crew was correct is calling the Buccaneers’ Adrian Clayborn and Dashon Goldson for unnecessary roughness fouls…