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Safety calls, roughness on QB: Roundtable reviews Week 5 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We had a few calls this week that were borderline judgement calls. How close were they? Former NFL officiating supervisors Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson helped us unpack three controversial calls from Week 5. Both Larry and Jim did extensive game video while working in the league office. Their analysis determined the…

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 of the pink towels looked like a penalty flag. I wouldn’t be surprised if this…

Week 7 review: Disconcerting acts called, illegal contact not called, a safety declined

Some of the big calls from Week 7 were unusual ones. We break them down in our weekly column at the National Football Post. This week’s topics include disconcerting acts and the ending to the Saints-Buccaneers game. Also, we took a look at the fate-sealing play in the Seahawks-49ers game where a safety was called…