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  1. Ravens' mindset helping to reduce flags

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There were times over the years when the Baltimore Ravens felt they were battling the referees in addition to the team on the other sidelines. That certainly hasn't been the case in the first two weeks of the regular season. F...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Justin Tucker addresses 'Tucker Rule'

    Jamison Hensley

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- NFL team owners voted to increase the uprights from 30 feet tall to 35 feet tall, which should help referees better determine whether a kick is good. This really should be called the "Tucker Rule" because the proposal was made by ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. 2013 Super Bowl -- Jim Harbaugh criticizes officiating, non-call ...

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh criticized the officials for what he believed was a pivotal non-call in the final minutes of his team's Super Bowl loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  4. NFL Hot Read: Replacement refs tell their side of the story

    Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs

    The NFL's replacement refs came from all walks of life and exited the stage in dramatic fashion. Who were they? Why did they do it? And where will they go now?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  5. espnW -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell puts on a sorry spectacle...

    Jane McManus

    Despite his apology to NFL fans for using replacement officials, commissioner Roger Goodell's hubris -- and lack of credibility -- are on full display.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  6. Officials get standing ovation from fans at Baltimore Ravens-Clev...

    In what might go down as a first in the NFL, the officials received a standing ovation when they walked onto the field Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  7. NFL officials' faults don't excuse bad behavior by coaches, playe...

    Jemele Hill

    No-nonsense Packers coach Mike McCarthy acted like a total professional in his postgame press conference. Unfortunately some players and coaches are using the refs to excuse poor behavior.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  8. Replacement ref furor grows after Seattle Seahawks' wild win over...

    The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle beat Green Bay on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  9. Tedy Bruschi: Referees were bad, but New England Patriots still b...

    Tedy Bruschi

    Yes, the refs were bad, but the Patriots blew their chances on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  10. Five ways to improve the replacement officials

    Ashley Fox

    Here are five ways to improve the NFL's replacement officials.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  11. Bill Belichick of New England Patriots grabs official after loss ...

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official as he was leaving the field, in what looked like an attempt to speak with him following New England's 31-30 loss to Baltimore.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Brian Stropolo, ref pulled off New Orleans Saints game, is under ...

    The side judge who was pulled from his assignment about three hours before Sunday's game between the Saints and Panthers will not be allowed to return as an official until the league completes a review of the circumstances that dictated the action.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  14. Fourth timeout has been granted twice before in NFL game

    The replacement officials' error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  15. John Harbaugh of Baltimore Ravens 'surprised' no review on Lee Ev...

    Jamison Hensley

    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh doesn't feel like a trip to the Super Bowl was taken away from the Ravens, but he was "surprised" that the officials didn't review Lee Evans' fourth-quarter drop in the end zone.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2012
  16. NFL may employ full-time refs in 2012

    Associated Press

    BALTIMORE -- Aiming to ensure NFL rules are enforced the same way from game to game, the league will consider making about 10 officials full-time employees next season. As of now, all game officials are part-time employees. Responding to a ques...

    Blog | January 15, 2012