by Matt SnyderFanHouse's resident referee will chime in weekly with thoughts on major topics relating to officiating. We call it The Zebra Report. Matt Snyder is a high school official with eight years experience. While this is like a third-year resident critiquing the work of a world-renowned surgeon, it's still better than someone who has never worn the stripes.
As we get later in the season, there will likely be less for me to cover here. Sure, an uncovered gem like the free kick field goal could be unearthed. Generally speaking, though, I've probably covered most of the tricky rules interpretations by now. The point of the Zebra Report is not to give a forum for people to complain about obvious blown calls. In the past, you've seen me type, "we all saw it," when mistakes have been made. My aim, instead, is to focus on actual rules, positioning, and to maybe even speculate (with disclaimers, of course) what the official may have been thinking when making a judgment.
With this in mind, we only have three items this week. Worry not, my friends, because you will most certainly get your money's worth.
Zebra Report: Misplaced Pylon, Welker Leveled, and Scoring Rise Due to Officiating? originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 03 Dec 2008 14:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.