At the 2017 NFL owners meeting this past spring, owners voted to approve a rule change proposed by the Competition Committee that disallows teams to intentionally commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the clock. Officially, the new rule (12-3-3) reads: A team may not commit multiple fouls
NFL executive oversaw officiating department during tenure Ray Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, will leave his position at the end of the 2013 season to "pursue other opportunities" according to a statement from the National Football League. In the statement, commissioner Roger Goodell said of Anderson, "Ray’s wide-ranging
Officials to be in dark about their overall grades Jarrett Bell of USA Today is reporting on what appears to be a drastic shift in the procedures for playoff officiating assignments. Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino tells Bell the officiating office will place less emphasis on the grading process: We've tried
Pereira and Daopoulos break down Super Bowl XLVII Did the Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith hold the San Francisco 49ers Michael Crabtree on that last gasp fourth and goal? Did Crabtree push-off of Smith? Were the officials correct in not throwing a flag on either player? Two former NFL officials and officiating
McAulay, Leavy likely for conference title games Boger, lacking prerequisites, still rumored as top referee This year, the speculation of the postseason assignments seems to be rampant, compared with previous years. For the past decade, regular season officiating crews stayed largely intact, qualifying as a group, with a few substitutions for higher
Source: Jerome Boger to be Super Bowl referee Hochuli, Steratore apparently shut out of postseason In the first three weeks of the regular season, the NFL put an assorted group of officials on the field with questionable qualifications and tried to pass them off as professional caliber. That was a miserable failure.