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Dean Blandino discusses nuances, interpretations of new rules



VP Officiating Dean Blandinoa Football Zebras interview

The officials clinic in Dallas is only weeks away, which means there is enormous preparation underway to comb through the new rules passed by the owners. The rules remain as they are, but a myriad of interpretations have to be settled.

We talked with Dean Blandino, the NFL vice-president of officiating, about those new rules and the interpretations his office is applying to them. For reference, you can download the text of the new rules while you listen to the interview.


Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)