Sometimes, the Call of the Week is an exceptionally tight call in a big moment. But, many times good officiating can be seen on the margins. Umpire Terry Killens -- a linebacker in the NFL for 7 years -- relied on his player's instincts in his officiating the dead-ball period, ultimately
Embed from Getty Images Brad Allen will be the referee for Thursday Night Football this week in Jacksonville where the Jaguars will square off against the visiting Dolphins. Bill Vinovich is off this week. Scheduled game assignments are subject to change due to the pandemic. Thursday, Sep. 24 Dolphins at Jaguars NFLN — Brad Allen Sunday, Sep.
Al Riveron, senior vice president, in charge of centralized replay on game day, missed Week 1 due to covid-19. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Riveron is back in the Art McNally Game Day Center for today's games. Russell Yurk, vice president of replay, and three assistants were handling replay challenges in Week 1. We
In the first quarter of the Monday night game between the Steelers and Giants, field judge Aaron Santi and line judge Tom Eaton come together to quickly and decisively rule a catch at the sideline. Congratulations, Aaron and Tom. You have the first ever Football Zebras Call of the Week. https://streamable.com/2yh7md
With thanks to team photographers and Getty Images, please enjoy photos that have officials in the frame. Note how the officials are carrying their electronic whistles (either tied to their belt loops or tied with a wrist lanyard). From team photographers (click on a photo to begin gallery): From Getty Images: Referee Adrian
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It's here. I never thought it would get here. Despite the 2020 covid-19 pandemic, we will start the 2020 NFL season Thursday. Here is what I'm looking for as I zebra-watch this season. 1. What will the officials do to protect themselves? I have already stated my concerns about how officials can properly
Embed from Getty Images Clete Blakeman will be the referee for this season's Thursday night Kickoff game between the Houston Texans and the Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs. Land Clark is off this week. Scheduled game assignments are subject to change due to the pandemic. Thursday, Sep. 10 Texans at Chiefs NBC — Clete Blakeman Sunday, Sep.