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Ray Anderson leaving NFL at end of season

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 experience in football…

NFL revamps playoff assignment system

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 to get the…

To flag or not to flag? Pereira and Daopoulos try to answer the question

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 supervisors are of two…