Tag Archives: Seahawks

5 observations from conference championship weekend

It was a great weekend of football, and the conference championship officiating crews did well by their respective games. 1. Umpire Bill Schuster had the game of his life Number 129 was everywhere Sunday night.  He jumped in between potential … Continue reading

Conference Championship referees set: Corrente for AFC, Steratore for NFC

Tony Corrente will head the AFC title game. Gene Steratore will head the NFC game. Continue reading

Referee assignments for Divisional round: Blakeman, Cheffers, McAulay, Morelli

Clete Blakeman, Carl Cheffers, Terry McAulay, and Pete Morelli are the referees in the Divisional Playoffs. Continue reading

Punt blocks, bats, hoppers: Untangling unusual enforcement on 49ers blocked kick

Week 14: Seahawks at 49ers (video) If you rack your brain over this scenario, you can be bouncing across the rulebook for the correct ruling and still not get it right. We are about to get into the deep recesses … Continue reading

Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

5 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field, although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge. Also, there are two known cases of officials … Continue reading

Seahawks catch curiously upheld

Week 9: Buccaneers at Seahawks A five-yard completion to Ricardo Lockette at the end of the third quarter was challenged by Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano for what appeared to be a fairly pedestrian overturn. On the play, it appeared that … Continue reading

NFL may consider wiping out touchdowns if player taunts during live ball

NCAA rule on Competition Committee agenda There was quite a bit of chatter in the aftermath of Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Golden Tate’s over the top taunting on his way to the end zone and a Seahawks’ touchdown (video).   The NFL … Continue reading

Media tape: clock on penalties, spot on slide, tangled feet PI

The latest media tape by Dean Blandino has been posted by the NFL, which we will use as the weekly training tape on unusual calls. The vice president of officiating discussed these calls: The clock remains stopped on penalties inside … Continue reading

Media tape: 10-sec runoffs, holding by hair, no touchback on ‘force-out’

Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating at the NFL, has released his weekly tape for the media on rules clarifications (140 MB download). Here are the items under discussion: During the final minute of the second quarter of the Seahawks-Cardinals … Continue reading

Week 5 remainders

We have some leftover items from Week 5, so let’s serve them up before their expiration dates pass. Bengals lost timeout Prior to a Bengals 3rd-and-goal situation, the crew stopped the clock for a game clock adjustment. When the game … Continue reading