Embed from Getty Images In a recent scheduling change, Clete Blakeman and his crew will be off this week, when the crew was originally scheduled to officiate the game between the Colts and Bears on Sunday. This crew officiated last Sunday's game between the Titans and Vikings, where subsequently, 3 players
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 an effort to minimize travel, the NFL officiating department has reconstructed the crews for the 2020 season, changing the crew designations originally revealed on Football Zebras in May. The concept of a "crew" this season is not going to align with any other modern-era season. Officials will be driving to
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It was a full week of NFL games through mostly empty stadiums with seat covered in tarps or filled with cardboard cutouts. In 14 of the 16 stadiums, a modern NFL record was set for the lowest paid attendance -- 0. https://twitter.com/QuirkyResearch/status/1306654276530450432 Despite the empty cavernous stadiums, we still had piped-in crowd
On Tuesday this week, former NFL general manager and current on-air contributor to the NFL Network Charley Casserly talked a bit about his feelings regarding game cancellations due to covid-19, stating that he didn't believe that teams or the league should cancel if players contracted the virus. Despite NFL protocols
Fumbles present great challenges in replay because a swarm of bodies attempting to make a recovery immediately block out the best camera angles. Possession must also be clearly established, so it is important not to incorrectly award a player for momentary control of the loose ball. This has lead to