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Week 15

THU, DEC 15
Jacksonville at Atlanta – Ron Winter

SAT, DEC 17
Dallas at Tampa Bay – Terry McAulay

SUN, DEC 18
Miami at Buffalo – John Parry
Seattle at Chicago – Tony Corrente‘s crew, led by Ed Hochuli
Tennessee at Indianapolis – Pete Morelli
Green Bay at Kansas City – Gene Steratore
Cincinnati at St. Louis – Jerome Boger
New Orleans at Minnesota – Walt Anderson
Washington at NY Giants – Al Riveron
Carolina at Houston – Jeff Triplette
Detroit at Oakland – Bill Leavy
NY Jets at Philadelphia – Clete Blakeman
Cleveland at Arizona – Scott Green
New England at Denver – Mike Carey
Baltimore at San Diego – Carl Cheffers

MON, DEC 19
Pittsburgh at San Francisco – Walt Coleman

Off: Ed Hochuli (crew)

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Happy Fan December 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Is Walt Coleman a confirmation or just a guess?

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Rich Kalahiki December 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

if that was a guess it wouldn’t be posted so quickly….i am sure preth or mickey would make a correction if it is

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Preth December 12, 2011 at 2:33 am

I don’t guess.

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Brian December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Flip card jives with Walt Coleman as the zebra in chief.

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Thomas December 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Tony Corrente in Chicago for Seahawks @ Bears.

per Brad Biggs – Chicago News Tribune

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Happy Fan December 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Is that Corrente himself or just his crew?

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SportingBecky December 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Jets VS Eagles

Clete Blakeman

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daveydy December 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Glad to see that Tony Corrente is “back in the saddle again”.
Hope his health keeps improving..

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david December 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Straight from Joe Platania’s blog, Carl Cheffers in San Diego for Ravens – Chargers

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david December 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Preth, Joe said that Cheffers is the 6th referee this season to ref a second Ravens game so far.

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Preth December 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Joe’s figure includes preseason. Ignoring preseason, Cheffers makes 3.

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Joe Platania December 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Guys, thanks for jumping on that blog entry. Busy day…

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Nita December 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Hochuli is off the 17th unless they give him a game of Correntes crew again.

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Avi December 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

He did in fact work with Corrente’s crew. On the 18th you mean.

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Kenneth December 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

well dang, all my connections’ assignments are known except steratore…i’ll get to work to see what I can find out…

p.s. walt coleman reffing my 49ers next monday. gag.

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mr. bamboosaul December 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

hav any information regarding this satursday game between the cowboys vs. buccanneers, the cowboys really need an official crew to give them a break. since the bucs are unrevelling this could be the game the cowboys blow out an opponent before the close of the season.

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Russ December 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

Triplette, McAulay and Carey are eligible

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JOE83 December 13, 2011 at 12:50 am

Mickey:
Carl Cheffers´crew in Qualcom Stadium (Baltimore Ravens @ San Diego Chargers), next Sunday Night Football.

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Janna85 December 13, 2011 at 8:03 am

Mike Carey hasn’t officatied at COwboys or Buccanneers game this season. I would guess Mike Carey Dallas@TB game.

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EDOGG December 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

Preth –

For the Thursday night game (JAX/ATL), based on the assignments already locked in, it looks like it will be either Carey, Steratore, or Winter, correct?

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Preth December 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Yes.

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Shane Spencer December 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Scott Green is eligible for MIA @ BUF.

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mr. bamboosaul December 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm

thank 4 da 411 regarding the cowboys-buccanneers game. this will b McAulay, 3rd game officiating the cowboys, the 1st was the 1st preseason game against the broncos an week 9 against the seahawks. Riveron also has officiated 3 game with the cowboys (dolphins-preseason, jets-1st week of regular season ,in addition 2 week 7 against the rams).

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Janna85 December 14, 2011 at 7:05 am

It appears MikeCarey will haveaother bye. HmmI haven’t heard the same official having back to back byes

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Preth December 14, 2011 at 7:35 am

How do you come to that conclusion?

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Kenneth December 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

of all the games available, he is eligible for CAR@HOU, DET@OAK, and NE@DEN. He’s already had two byes, and with two WHs missing time, no way a heathy one gets 3 weeks off.

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Avi December 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Carey was in Denver today-he worked last week too, in Tennessee.

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Craig G December 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Detroit @ Oakland, who has that game ?

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Russ December 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It is between Riveron, Anderson, Carey and Leavy

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Camps in Chicago December 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Just read a tweet from Zach Zaidman, sideline reporter for Bears radio, that said that Ed Hochuli will be replacing Corrente for SEA @ CHI. Did not mention if it will be Hochuli or Corrente’s crew.

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Preth December 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Much appreciated update, thank you.

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Kenneth December 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I’d assume it’ll be Corrente’s crew, like in previous weeks. they will have been prepping for a Sea@Chi game all week, and thus it wouldn’t make sense to rotate the whole crew out, especially when Hoch’s crew has known they had this week off for a while, and likely made plans to do something with their families for once.

Just my opinion though…could be wrong

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Preth December 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

They don’t rotate entire crews. And even if they did, Corrente’s crew has already been off twice.

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SportingBecky December 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Yes.. Preth.. Corrente’s Crew off 2 times already..

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Janna85 December 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Camps in Chicago Ed Hochuli’s crew is off. however Ed Hochuli is replacing Tony Correntte.

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SportingBecky December 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Little Trivia……

Ed Hochuli since 2006(Well 2006 did not work a Cowboys Home Game), he has only worked a Dallas Cowboys Home Game at Night!

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Josh December 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

The only possibilities for the Wash@Nyg game is:
Riveron
Leavy
Boger
Anderson

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jimmer December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Whose Ref of the packers vs chiefs game this sun

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Russ December 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Possibilities are Steratore, Leavy and Parry

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Kenneth December 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Leavy worked in KC in week 4, Steratore is the ref for this game by process of eliminiation

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Daniel December 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I do not envy whoever has to ref the Lions-Raiders game this weekend.

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abc December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Who are the possibilities for vikings/saints?

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Kenneth December 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

with all the know assignments, only Anderson and Leavy are possible I beleive. Boger, Carey, Riveron and Steratore have had either team to recently, and Scott Green has already reffed a game @MINN…

Anderson has had both teams as the away team once, wks 6/8
Leavy has had MINN away in week 4.

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Kenneth December 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

now that I’m done for the semester, I figured I’d chart out the rest of this week so people can see who is possible for their teams game this weekend.

GB@KC-Only gameSteratore is eligible for. GENE STERATORE
Cin@StL – Boger or Riveron
NO@Minn- Anderson or Leavy
Wash@NYG – Anderson, Boger, Leavy, Riveron
Det@Oak – Anderson, Carey, Leavy, Riveron
Cle@AZ – Only game Green is eligible for. SCOTT GREEN
NE@Den – Anderson, Carey, Riveron

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Kenneth December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Here are my guesses then, with the two process of elimination choices:

GB@KC – Steratore
Cin@StL – Boger
NO@Minn – Leavy
Wash@NYG – Riveron
Det@Oak – Carey
NE@Den – Anderson

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Preth December 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Thanks for doing that, Kenneth. I normally wait until Thursday or Friday to map all that out myself. I’ll double check your work later today.

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Gerry December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

This would be Boger’s first game ever in St Louis. He has now ref’d a game in every city

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James December 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Mike Carey for Den/Ne ended up being a great scheduling for the NFL.

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Preth December 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

What do you mean?

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James December 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

The crews get their schedule in advance if I am not mistaken. So at the time, this game didn’t appear to be the matchup it is unfolding to be. Also, being that Mike Carey is one of the best officials, in my own opinion, it turned out well that he was assigned this game. If that makes remotely any sense.

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James December 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Let me restate that simplified. I am pleaded one of the better crews is handling one of the marquee games of the year.

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Preth December 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

They know their own schedule four weeks in advance, yes. Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.

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Blake December 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Is there anywhere I can go to find out the ref criteria? You guys seem to have good knowledge on who’s elgible for each game.

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Preth December 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

No, the criteria aren’t exactly posted in any one single place. Here’s a rundown:

1. Crews are limited to two regular season assignments per team. It’s generally safe to assume that, if a crew works a team twice, at least one of the games must be on the road.

2. After a crew works a team for the first time, they cannot work that team again for six weeks.

3. Some white hats do not work specific teams, for various reasons. One example, Walt Coleman does not work Raiders games, as a result of the “Tuck Rule” game. Another example is that Walt Anderson rarely works games in Texas.

The main exception to these rules occurs when an official, white hat or not, needs to miss a game (due to injury/sickness/personal reasons). Typically the replacement official comes from one of the “off” crews, though not always. This often causes deviation from the above rules. Examples: Hochuli has worked both CLE and PIT twice in the last few weeks, and Triplette worked consecutive SD games in Weeks 11 & 12.

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Joe Platania December 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

VERY helpful, Preth. That clears up a lot of questions I had in my mind. I can do some charting now myself! Thanks again…

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jc December 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

MP wrote in an artice once the crietria used for assigning crews…so it is not top secret material…

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Preth December 16, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’ve never seen that article. Who said anything about top secret?

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jc December 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

It was right after he left as Officialing Director…it was an article written by him

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Matt Baehner December 18, 2011 at 10:33 am

Is Morelli eligible for 1 of the Bengals’ last 2 games?

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Preth December 18, 2011 at 10:43 am

Sure – he’s eligible for the Week 17 game against the Ravens. He can’t work the Arizona game, though.

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