Officiating video: Legal and illegal quarterback hits

Embed from Getty Images   Dean Blandino released the week 8 officiating video (see the bottom of this post). Blandino spoke at length about quarterback hits. This was the subject of much scrutiny from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in his postgame press conference last weekend. When a quarterback is inside the pocket, tackle

Replay equipment malfunction thwarts Cardinals fumble reversal

Week 8: Cardinals at Panthers (video) Early in the first quarter, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had fumbled, and the loose ball was returned for a Panthers touchdown. The replay angles seemed to be fairly definitive that Palmer was actually throwing the ball, but the replay official did not have referee Walt

Sherman, Norman, and Newton separately call out officiating

Week 8 Richard Sherman, Josh Norman, and Cam Newton were visibly upset today at the officiating in their games. The Seahawks-Saints game totaled 13 penalties, 11 against Seattle. In a postgame interview, Sherman had a couple of comments on the officiating, posted by Seahawks beat writer Bob Condotta. Sherman added that "I

Quick calls: Week 8

Keep checking here for rolling coverage throughout the day on Sunday. If you see anything confusing, unusual, or controversial, please let us know. Leave a comment below Send us a tweet @footballzebras Connect with us through Facebook Ben Austro Sun Oct 30 • 11:58 pm EDT   Packers at Falcons From the comments: JW says They didn’t give Atlanta’s

Week 8 referee assignments

Referee John Hussey will have his crew on Thursday night as the Jaguars face the Titans. The final morning London game of the season will have Carl Cheffers. The Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, and 49ers have byes this week. The crews headed by Clete Blakeman, Ron Torbert, Jeff Triplette, and

Seahawks get unintentional benefit, and no penalty, for back-to-back timeouts

 View image | gettyimages.comWeek 8: Seahawks at Cowboys (video at 1:04)After a timeout, the Cowboys were lined up to attempt a field goal. There was a mad scramble in the Seahawks backfield with too many players on the field, and the Seahawks called another timeout. The timeout should not have

Quick calls: Week 8

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Week 8 referee assignments

  View image | gettyimages.com Pete Morelli will be the referee for Thursday night's game between the Dolphins and Patriots. The Bills, Eagles, Jaguares, and Washington have the week off. The crews for Brad Allen, Walt Coleman, and Terry McAulay also get a bye. // Thursday, Oct. 29 Dolphins at Patriots CBS NFLN