Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 10 officiating video (below). Among the items covered were: Legal contact on a quarterback. Contact after the quarterback has thrown the ball is under consideration for a foul when a defender leaves his feet to make contact. In this case, it
Former NFL official and officiating supervisor Jim Daopoulos weighed in with his first impression of Kiko Alonso's hit on the Ravens' Joe Flacco, and it could be viewed as a surprise to many fans. https://youtu.be/Nj4vetp61e8 Speaking on WCSR-AM, The Score, on the Bernstein and Goff show, Daopoulos said, "I didn't think it
Two players were ejected from the Bears-Titans preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The ejections came at 10:51 in the 2nd quarter (video) and involved an altercation after the whistle between Titans left guard Quinton Spain and Bears defensive tackle Jaye Howard. Video appears to show Spain
Embed from Getty Images John Parry's crew set the tone in the pregame warm-ups: There would not be a repeat of the Week 14 nonsense between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That game featured several altercations that later drew league fines.Parry's crew put on a visible display in the pregame.
Football Zebras Roundtable We had a few calls this week that were borderline judgement calls. How close were they? Former NFL officiating supervisors Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson helped us unpack three controversial calls from Week 5. Both Larry and Jim did extensive game video while working in the league office.
NFL vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino has two items in this week's "Official Review" segment (video):The review of a spot in the Patriots-Falcons game that was deemed inconclusiveWhy the hit on Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was illegal, even though Manuel was considered a live target.Even
Packers at 49ers (video) Post updated to include pool report with referee Bill Leavy. During a third-and-6 scramble by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a muddled enforcement where the difference was milliseconds wound up being a difference of four points. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was flagged for a late hit on Kaepernick well
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