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)
Happy Fan says
Is Walt Coleman a confirmation or just a guess?
Rich Kalahiki says
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
I don’t guess.
Flip card jives with Walt Coleman as the zebra in chief.
Tony Corrente in Chicago for Seahawks @ Bears.
per Brad Biggs – Chicago News Tribune
Happy Fan says
Is that Corrente himself or just his crew?
Jets VS Eagles
Glad to see that Tony Corrente is “back in the saddle again”.
Hope his health keeps improving..
Straight from Joe Platania’s blog, Carl Cheffers in San Diego for Ravens – Chargers
Preth, Joe said that Cheffers is the 6th referee this season to ref a second Ravens game so far.
Joe’s figure includes preseason. Ignoring preseason, Cheffers makes 3.
Joe Platania says
Guys, thanks for jumping on that blog entry. Busy day…
Hochuli is off the 17th unless they give him a game of Correntes crew again.
He did in fact work with Corrente’s crew. On the 18th you mean.
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.
mr. bamboosaul says
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.
Triplette, McAulay and Carey are eligible
Carl Cheffers´crew in Qualcom Stadium (Baltimore Ravens @ San Diego Chargers), next Sunday Night Football.
Mike Carey hasn’t officatied at COwboys or Buccanneers game this season. I would guess Mike Carey Dallas@TB game.
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?
Shane Spencer says
Scott Green is eligible for MIA @ BUF.
mr. bamboosaul says
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).
It appears MikeCarey will haveaother bye. HmmI haven’t heard the same official having back to back byes
How do you come to that conclusion?
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.
Carey was in Denver today-he worked last week too, in Tennessee.
Craig G says
Detroit @ Oakland, who has that game ?
It is between Riveron, Anderson, Carey and Leavy
Camps in Chicago says
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.
Much appreciated update, thank you.
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
They don’t rotate entire crews. And even if they did, Corrente’s crew has already been off twice.
Yes.. Preth.. Corrente’s Crew off 2 times already..
Camps in Chicago Ed Hochuli’s crew is off. however Ed Hochuli is replacing Tony Correntte.
Ed Hochuli since 2006(Well 2006 did not work a Cowboys Home Game), he has only worked a Dallas Cowboys Home Game at Night!
The only possibilities for the Wash@Nyg game is:
Whose Ref of the packers vs chiefs game this sun
Possibilities are Steratore, Leavy and Parry
Leavy worked in KC in week 4, Steratore is the ref for this game by process of eliminiation
I do not envy whoever has to ref the Lions-Raiders game this weekend.
Who are the possibilities for vikings/saints?
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.
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
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
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.
This would be Boger’s first game ever in St Louis. He has now ref’d a game in every city
Mike Carey for Den/Ne ended up being a great scheduling for the NFL.
What do you mean?
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.
Let me restate that simplified. I am pleaded one of the better crews is handling one of the marquee games of the year.
They know their own schedule four weeks in advance, yes. Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.
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.
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.
Joe Platania says
VERY helpful, Preth. That clears up a lot of questions I had in my mind. I can do some charting now myself! Thanks again…
MP wrote in an artice once the crietria used for assigning crews…so it is not top secret material…
I’ve never seen that article. Who said anything about top secret?
It was right after he left as Officialing Director…it was an article written by him
Matt Baehner says
Is Morelli eligible for 1 of the Bengals’ last 2 games?
Sure – he’s eligible for the Week 17 game against the Ravens. He can’t work the Arizona game, though.