Fans may have been surprised to see how often replay assist was used during Super Wild Card Weekend. Dean Blandino breaks down how replay assist works and how it impacts the flow of officiating throughout a game.
Dean Blandino felt there were multiple officiating errors at the end of the Rams-Seahawks game that could have made an impact on the result, including an improper running into the kicker call.
Dean Blandino recaps the 2022 NFL season from an officiating perspective, analyzing trends in the league to help us understand how referees have called games in 2022.
Technology and its affect on football has come a long, long way since the days of VCR recording of games and reading about it in the next day’s newspaper. For NFL officials, the improvements in technology have allowed for much more accurate calling of games. But it has also brought unrealistic expectations from fans says Dean Blandino, who expect officials to be as accurate in real-time as everyone can be watching countless replays on television broadcasts.