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  1. Mailbag -- Emphasis on pass-defense penalties, other preseason ob...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  2. NFL -- Refs erred at end of Washington Redskins-New York Giants

    The NFL said that Sunday night's officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the New York Giants' 24-17 victory at Washington.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  3. Washington Redskins confused by officiating error on final drive

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins thought they had a first down, so, too did the chain gang. One group did not think it was a first down and, ultimately, they were the group that mattered: the officials.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  4. Coughlin: Refs were right on Cruz fumble

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It may have pained him to say it, but New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave the officials credit on Monday. Coughlin said they made the right call on Victor Cruz's first-quarter fumble against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunda...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. Dean Blandino -- NFL may mull taunting rule tweak

    NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said the NFL competition committee likely will review the league's taunting rule in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  6. Refs should've overturned Big Ben fumble

    Jamison Hensley

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are trailing in the first half at the New York Giants because the officials incorrectly failed to reverse Ben Roethlisberger's fumble. It sure looked like Roethlisberger's arm was moving forward when the ball came out. But ...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  7. Giants-49ers ref: Holding calls vs. inside DL

    Mike Sando

    2009-12 Defensive Holds on DTs, NTs Rank Referee Pen. 1 Jerome Boger 9 2 Bill Leavy 4 2 Ron Winter 4 4 Carl Cheffers 3 4 Scott Green 3 4 Tony Corrente 3 7 Don Carey 2 ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  8. Replacement ref takes shot at Greg Schiano

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano has drawn the wrath of other coaches and players from other teams in his first NFL season. New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin and some of his players were critical of Schiano for having his defense go all -ut as quarte...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Cowboys won't have a history with regular refs

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Under normal conditions, NFL teams could view the type of penalties officiating crews administer in the previous weeks. That's not going to happen as the NFL enters its fourth week. The regular referees were locked out by the ...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  10. espnW -- Forget replacement refs, focus on NFL's other stories

    Sarah Spain

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain gives the replacement refs a rest and focuses on the more compelling storylines the NFL has to offer.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  11. New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck is worried about NF...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Justin Tuck called Monday night's Green Bay-Seattle debacle "inexcusable" and is worried about what may take place this Sunday night when the New York Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  12. Giants correctly blame league for ref mess

    Dan Graziano

    It took a while, but it seems people are finally starting to figure out what's at the root of the NFL officiating fiasco -- and who's to blame. Several New York Giants players spoke out Tuesday, and they pointed the finger squarely where it belongs -...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  13. Former referee Jerry Markbreit blasts NFL, Roger Goodell for use ...

    Ian Begley

    As players and coaches around the NFL express frustration with replacement refs, one former ref blasted the league, saying Roger Goodell is devaluing officiating in the NFL and that the performance of replacement referees will deteriorate over time.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  14. NFL pulls replacement ref from New Orleans Saints' game

    Chris Mortensen

    One of the replacement officials assigned to the New Orleans-Carolina game Sunday is a Saints fan, according to his Facebook page. After being made aware of the situation this morning, the NFL pulled side judge Brian Stropolo from the officiating crew.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  15. Sources -- NFL trained fill-in referees in N.Y. last week

    Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

    The NFL is preparing replacement referees as much as it possibly can, going so far as to bring 17 referees to New York this past week to watch the Cowboys-Giants opener with the league's head of officials, Carl Johnson, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  16. Jim Core, other referees with experience in Division II, Division...

    The NFL kicked off the season with replacement referees and, for the most part, nothing seemed different.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012