5 officiating things to watch for in the 100th NFL season

It is here. 100 years in the making, the NFL kicks off his centennial season this week. Here are five officiating things I'm watching for as the season begins. 1. Expanded instant replay for pass interference This could get ugly. New this year, coaches can challenge to see if the opponents committed defensive

5 things to look for as you zebra watch this season

Embed from Getty Images   It's here. It's time. As the games kick off today, here's what I'm watching. Will there be fewer administrative errors this year? There is a new protocol this season where the replay official or Dean Blandino can consult with the referee to correct any rules misapplication, missed down or

6 officiating keys to watch this season

View image | gettyimages.comIt is time. No more practice. No more clinics. The NFL season begins for real this week. Here is what I'm keying on as I zebra-watch this fall and winter.Sarah Thomas breaks the gender barrier. Ms. Thomas probably doesn't want it to be a big deal, but