Teams, replay official need all-angle access

After Further Review: A look at the NFL replay review system Part 3 of a 4-part series While replay is not the all-correcting eraser for every call, it is a useful tool for fixing pivotal plays when the video is clear to provide contrary evidence. When there is clear video evidence, but it 

Was Rodgers-Cromartie hard hit a flag test?

Steelers at Eagles 1st Qtr | 1:12 | Steelers 3-0 | Steelers ball | 3rd & 16 @ PIT 24 | video Eagles safety Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will obviously be the first player lined up to pay at the NFL disciplinary fine window. In the first quarter, Rodgers-Cromartie laid a hit on Steelers quarterback

Quick calls: Week 5

Saints at Panthers | 1st quarter | 3:05 remaining | video. Panthers receiver Steve Smith scored a touchdown and was immediately plowed over by Saints safety Roman Harper. You don't need to drag out the Pythagorean theorem to see that Harper's angle on the play only has him meeting Smith

Week 4 discipline report

Total through Week 3: 19 fines, $235,000. Zebra Blog fine meter $   3 6 0, 0 0 0 FINES 2 8 SUSP 0 Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness and $7,500 for facemask foul. Patriots safety Patrick Chung, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness. Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, $15,000 for leading with helmet on a tackle. The hit resulted in a fumble returned for

Quick calls: Week 3 bonus coverage

Giants at Eagles. In case you haven't heard from the voluminous coverage of his remarks, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick thinks he does not get the late-hit penalties that are assessed when it happens to other quarterbacks. He kinda, sorta took it back. Former head of officiating Mike Pereira called it

League backs up Triplette review of TD

Week 3: Giants at Eagles The description of the "process of the catch" has been fixed in the rulebook, but that does not mean that the ruling has become any easier for spectators. The basic premise remains unchanged: catch the ball and do something after that point, such as run with

NFL PUNTS ON CONCUSSION POLICY

Robinson avoids sure suspension for bell-ringer; fined $40K for repeat offense Week 2: Eagles at Falcons After delivering a headhunting hit to Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson was looking to send a message. The NFL also sent a message that it is afraid to enforce harsh sanctions for hits that

Week 2 open forum, assignments

Entering Week 2, let us know in the comments or @footballzebras if you see anything in this week's games that seems to be the wrong call. Referee assignments after the jump. Quick calls Browns at Colts | 2nd quarter | :38 remaining. A touchdown run by Peyton Hillis was reviewed and reversed.

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens