Shawn Smith will be the referee for the first game of the 2021 NFL season, in Canton, Ohio.
Analysis and commentary of the NFL's officials and the calls they make
by: Rich Madrid — Football Zebras 30 Jul
This offseason, the NFL approved a new rule change to low blocks that limit their use to a box two yards outside the tackle and five yards on either side of the line of scrimmage from which they can be initiated. Low blocks are illegal by any player...
San Francisco 49ers
... In the clip above, Person, who is accustomed to run blocking in space in the 49ers outside zone running scheme, can be tasked with blocking anyone from the fir ...
by: Ben Austro — Football Zebras 16 Jul
Officials return to their annual in-person clinic, which means the offseason is finally coming to an end
by: Mark Schultz — Football Zebras 9 Jul
Throwback to 1980: An illegal hideout foul wipes out a fake punt in the Eagles-Vikings playoff game.
by: Mark Schultz — Football Zebras 30 Jun
There will be no NFL-CFL Officiating Development Program for 2021.
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