NFL trying out potential replacements for retiring head referees The NFL is preparing for the inevitable retirement of officiating crew chiefs by conducting trial runs for some promotions in the second preseason weekend. An officiating source said that at least one head referee will retire at the end of the season.
Former umpire Jim Daopoulos breaks down responsibilities There was a play in the Texans-Patriots divisional playoff game that seemed curious to me. Late in the second quarter referee Tony Corrente flagged the Texans for roughing the kicker. Umpire Garth DeFelice consulted with Corrente, and the referee turned on his microphone and