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Dean Blandino Stepping Down

adamg : 4/14/2017 8:40 am
Per Schefter on twittah!
The party..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/14/2017 8:42 am : link
bus has run out of Smirnoff!!
The minute he had to actually be accountable for calls  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/14/2017 8:43 am : link
He tucked tail and ran. Good old Dean.
The reaction at Jerruh World  
Greg from LI : 4/14/2017 8:47 am : link
He's taking a TV gig.  
GiantGolfer : 4/14/2017 8:49 am : link
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Probably got an even  
Doomster : 4/14/2017 8:49 am : link
cushier job with the NFL, where he just shows up to pick up a pay check...probably got a raise too....
Adios ThunderCunt  
SimpleMan : 4/14/2017 8:54 am : link
What a little weasel  
figgy2989 : 4/14/2017 8:58 am : link
Wonder who Roger has in mind for his replacement.
Ha.  
Ryan : 4/14/2017 8:59 am : link
On NFL.com Connor Orr has attributed the same written statement to both Goodell and Troy Vincent. Either its a mistake and a tribute to him or Vincent couldn't be arsed beyond forwarding thr NFL's official memo.
Pick  
spike : 4/14/2017 8:59 am : link
Mike Carrey!
F'ing  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 4/14/2017 9:01 am : link
great
Great news  
RobCarpenter : 4/14/2017 9:32 am : link
if only Roger would now follow him out the door too.
Good  
trueblueinpw : 4/14/2017 9:33 am : link
I don't know Blandino, but I'm a fan of the NFL for my entire life and I do feel comfortable saying that I know Blandino's work. And Blandino's work has resulted in a steady disintegration of NFL officiating. Every year under Blandino the officiating has gotten worse. Serious NFL fans will not miss Blandino.

Hopefully he's replaced by someone who's actually had to officiate a few football games. You know, like, for the experience and all that stuff.

RE: Good  
Mike in NY : 4/14/2017 9:34 am : link
In comment 13428226 trueblueinpw said:
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I don't know Blandino, but I'm a fan of the NFL for my entire life and I do feel comfortable saying that I know Blandino's work. And Blandino's work has resulted in a steady disintegration of NFL officiating. Every year under Blandino the officiating has gotten worse. Serious NFL fans will not miss Blandino.

Hopefully he's replaced by someone who's actually had to officiate a few football games. You know, like, for the experience and all that stuff.


His top deputy was former NFL Referee Alberto Riveron. Would not be shocked if he was considered as a replacement for Blandino.
In Fairness He Had Big Shoes to Fill  
Suburbanites : 4/14/2017 9:48 am : link
And he failed miserably, he crossed the line with his personal agenda against OBJ. But then again he's a Jets fan so what do you expect.
He's Going to CBS  
Suburbanites : 4/14/2017 9:50 am : link
According to Sheffty.
RE: He's Going to CBS  
figgy2989 : 4/14/2017 9:55 am : link
In comment 13428268 Suburbanites said:
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According to Sheffty.


Ha! Put him with Nantz and Romo. Talk about a train wreck waiting to happen
I think after the first t player gest suspended  
LauderdaleMatty : 4/14/2017 10:00 am : link
For big hit he shit storms he's faced will actually get worse. Still want to know how a defensive player can stop in mid air if the offensive player moves.

The league needs an adult to address this. Football is a dangerous sport to play long term. It's impossible to remove the inherent risks. And he knew they State to less. Them always seem to be more media hype related.

IMO the rules and changes are for more fantasy football and to pump up offensive numbers. It's going to get worse and he got out. Granted he was horrific at his job but to me the league is heading down a road that will kill the sport.
RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
Suburbanites : 4/14/2017 10:03 am : link
In comment 13428277 figgy2989 said:
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According to Sheffty.





Ha! Put him with Nantz and Romo. Talk about a train wreck waiting to happen


He's doing that Mike Pereira role so he'll be in the studio and available for all games. He's essentially replacing Mike Carey, I can see him being decent, he's media skilled and knows the rules inside out. Glad he's out of his old job.
prayers answered...  
Dan in the Springs : 4/14/2017 10:06 am : link
thank you for this news.
He did a great job  
LCtheINTMachine : 4/14/2017 10:53 am : link
Made things much more transparent and increased interest in the game through scrutiny of the referees.

These are big shoes to fill for the next guy but I imagine Roger will make the right choice like he always does.
Riveron was a good official  
aimrocky : 4/14/2017 11:04 am : link
when he was on the field. He has served as Blandino's right hand man for the past 3 years.
irrespective of Blandino  
PaulBlakeTSU : 4/14/2017 11:12 am : link
I think officiating is getting worse because of changing dynamics.

The game is getting faster, our televisions and replays are getting better, and the emphasis on safety has added more gray areas and has caused players to have to sometimes act erratically mid-play (trying to avoid hits).

Beautiful slow-motion replays have caused peopel to be a lot more critical of what is considered a catch because it gets slowed down frame by frame. Speaking of which, the "catch" definition gets more criticism than anything in terms of bad officiating, but I've yet to see anyone able to create a definition of a "catch" that doesn't create just as many gray areas or doesn't lead to insane consequences.
RE: irrespective of Blandino  
LCtheINTMachine : 4/14/2017 11:26 am : link
In comment 13428403 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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I think officiating is getting worse because of changing dynamics.

The game is getting faster, our televisions and replays are getting better, and the emphasis on safety has added more gray areas and has caused players to have to sometimes act erratically mid-play (trying to avoid hits).

Beautiful slow-motion replays have caused peopel to be a lot more critical of what is considered a catch because it gets slowed down frame by frame. Speaking of which, the "catch" definition gets more criticism than anything in terms of bad officiating, but I've yet to see anyone able to create a definition of a "catch" that doesn't create just as many gray areas or doesn't lead to insane consequences.


This is exactly right and why this is a smart move by Blandino since the job is only going to get more difficult. Reports are that the NFL is upset by him stepping down since they know he will be hard to replace. You add in a fan base that is increasingly clueless about the rules and enforcement of them and it's a tough spot to be in. I don't envy the next guy at all.

Paul is correct on the catch rule. I think it's about as good as we can expect it since no one has come up with anything better.
John Madden should take his job  
gtt350 : 4/14/2017 11:27 am : link
the Walter Cronkite of football. no one would dispute John
RE: He's Going to CBS  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/14/2017 11:51 am : link
In comment 13428268 Suburbanites said:
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According to Sheffty.


He's not going to CBS according to CBS
Everything Goddell touches turns to shit  
Torrag : 4/14/2017 11:56 am : link
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Blandino going to Fox to team up  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/14/2017 12:04 pm : link
with Mike Pereira -- Pereira to travel to games and Blandino will be studio analyst
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RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
Suburbanites : 4/14/2017 12:18 pm : link
In comment 13428461 gidiefor said:
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According to Sheffty.



He's not going to CBS according to CBS


Mike and Mike reported what I wrote this morning.
RE: RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
gidiefor : Mod : 4/14/2017 12:34 pm : link
In comment 13428521 Suburbanites said:
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Mike and Mike reported what I wrote this morning.


aren't they getting fired?
RE: RE: RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
Suburbanites : 4/14/2017 12:37 pm : link
In comment 13428553 gidiefor said:
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Mike and Mike reported what I wrote this morning.



aren't they getting fired?


No, Greenberg is being moved to TV and Golic will have a new partner.
RE: RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
figgy2989 : 4/14/2017 12:41 pm : link
In comment 13428290 Suburbanites said:
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Ha! Put him with Nantz and Romo. Talk about a train wreck waiting to happen



He's doing that Mike Pereira role so he'll be in the studio and available for all games. He's essentially replacing Mike Carey, I can see him being decent, he's media skilled and knows the rules inside out. Glad he's out of his old job.


That's fantastic. He will be exposed for the fraud he has always was.
Should have resigned  
dpinzow : 4/14/2017 1:32 pm : link
When he was caught on the party bus with Jerrah
RE: RE: RE: He's Going to CBS  
schabadoo : 4/14/2017 1:36 pm : link
In comment 13428290 Suburbanites said:
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In comment 13428268 Suburbanites said:


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According to Sheffty.





Ha! Put him with Nantz and Romo. Talk about a train wreck waiting to happen



He's doing that Mike Pereira role so he'll be in the studio and available for all games. He's essentially replacing Mike Carey, I can see him being decent, he's media skilled and knows the rules inside out. Glad he's out of his old job.


Citation needed.

More Time For Blandino For This  
Trainmaster : 4/14/2017 1:38 pm : link
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Blandino exiting Cowboys Bus:
This was such an eyesore for the league.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/14/2017 2:09 pm : link
You can tell how little the NFL actually cares about fan opinion or the appearance of credibility and integrity when the guy supposedly in charge of and responsible for leaguewide officiating, a position that demands impartiality, is basically an adult Johnny Manziel and openly befriends certain owners.
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