Fox Sports rules analyst on what went right, wrong in Week 1
Fox Sports made an inspired move when they hired former NFL vice president for officiating Mike Pereira. For four years, Pereira has explained difficult rulings and calls to the media. Pereira was full of knowledge and expertise this past
A roundup of the calls from Sunday
Bill Leavy's crew has a very visible downgrade coming their way. The attention it received swooned mostly due to the fact that Mike Pereira -- Leavy's former boss and current Fox Sports rules analyst -- pointed it out during the game broadcast and that
Did you see a call in the kickoff weekend that needs our attention? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We have the week 1 assignments and the crew lists available for your review.
The Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans was almost universally panned as a boring and poorly played game. Walt Coleman's crew was, by far, the best and most efficient of the teams on the field that night. While the fans could head for
Oct. 5, 1986: Bills at Jets
Rarely does the referee make the highlight reel for anything positive. But, 25 years ago Ben Dreith made the call that turned quite a few heads. While calling Jets defensive lineman Marty Lyons for unnecessary roughness on Bills quarterback Jim Kelly — well, I will
Use the comments area or hit us on Twitter (@footballzebras) for any questionable calls in Week 3. We will be tied up today, so check back later for our quick takes.
Referee assignments are after the jump.
Things at Zebra Blog headquarters didn't allow us for updates today. I got caught
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.
Browns at Colts | 2nd quarter | :38 remaining. A touchdown run by Peyton Hillis was reviewed and reversed.
Saints at Seahawks
Walt Coleman is the referee, heading up Terry McAulay's crew.
First half. No replay reviews. Saints have 4 penalties for 18 yards, Seahawks 3/14, no penalties declined.
4th Quarter, 3:38 remaining. On the amazing touchdown run by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, did quarterback Matt Hasselbeck throw an illegal block
The officiating crews for the Wild Card games on Jan. 8 and 9 have been announced by the NFL. Kickoff times are Eastern. (See our previous post on the process of qualification.)
Saints at Seahawks (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)
R — #65 Walt Coleman (22nd year, 16th year as referee)
U — #121 Paul
Week 15: Jets at Steelers
A failure in basic officiating crew mechanics is rare in the NFL. While there is room for argument on a judgment call or a missed call, errors in mechanics are inexcusable.
In the second quarter on a first-and-10 play from the Jets 35, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall gained