Preseason Week 1

Buffalo at NY Giants – Walt Anderson

Indianapolis at NY Jets – Craig Wrolstad
New England at Washington – Jeff Triplette
San Francisco at Baltimore – Pete Morelli
Cincinnati at Kansas City – Clete Blakeman
Seattle at Denver – Tony Corrente
Dallas at San Diego – Bill Vinovich

Miami at Atlanta – John Parry
Buffalo at Carolina – Walt Coleman
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville – Jerome Boger
Philadelphia at Chicago – Ronald Tolbert
New Orleans at St. Louis – Carl Cheffers
Oakland at Minnesota – Gene Steratore

Cleveland at Detroit – Walt Anderson
Pittsburgh at NY Giants – Brad Allen
Green Bay at Tennessee – Bill Leavy
Houston at Arizona – Ed Hochuli



  1. Are all the Refs the same as last season? Any changes?

  2. Mike Carey has retired and will be doing work for CBS this year

  3. Hochuli in AZ.

  4. Chuck Harrison says

    Brad Davis (Uniform # 131) is the first rookie official in the NFL to be assigned as a referee since the 1960’s.

  5. Hall of fame game Gene Steratore
    NE@WSH Jerome Boger

  6. Anyone know who has PFHOF game?

  7. Anybody know who’s doing the 49ers Ravens?

  8. Ronald Torbert and Craig Wrolstad are the other new lead referees.

  9. does anyone know if Shawn Hochuli is related to Ed?

  10. Thursday, Aug. 7
    Colts at Jets, 7 p.m. — Craig Wrolstad

    Patriots at Redskins, 7:30 p.m. — Jeff Triplette

    49ers at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Pete Morelli

    Bengals at Chiefs, 8 p.m. — Clete Blakeman

    Seahawks at Broncos, 9 p.m./NFLN tape delay, 1 a.m. — Tony Corrente

    Cowboys at Chargers, 10 p.m. NFLN (joined in progress) — Bill Vinovich

    Friday, Aug. 8

    Dolphins at Falcons, 7 p.m. — John Parry

    Eagles at Bears, 7 p.m. — Ronald Torbert

    Buccaneers at Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. — Jerome Boger

    Raiders at Vikings, 8 p.m./NFLN tape delay, midnight — Gene Steratore

    Saints at Rams, 8 p.m. NFLN — Carl Cheffers

    Saturday, Aug. 9

    Browns at Lions, 7:30 p.m. NFLN — Walt Anderson

    Steelers at Giants, 7:30 p.m./NFLN tape delay, midnight — Brad Allen

    Packers at Titans, 8 p.m. — Bill Leavy

    Texans at Cardinals, 8:30 p.m. — Ed Hochuli

  11. Oops. Walt Coleman has Bills-Panthers

  12. This means that Terry McAulay, the Super Bowl referee last year, gets the bye.

  13. Please some supervisor watch the Broncos Seahawks game and look at the terrible officiating. The officials, it appeared, were trying to make sure the Seahawks would win! Many very wrong calls, they need to be educated or fired!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Corrente is a GREAT referee and with the retirements, has become one of the elders. (Perry is a HUGE loss, Green was respectable, and it was time to go for Winter.) Directly to your point, remember this is preseason for the officials as well. They try to get done work with their crews at training camps/scrimmages but that is not the same. I’m sure a few crews got shuffled around (likely pairing veteran officials with rookie referees to balance things out). Tonight may very well have been the first time for the crew.

      All I can do is offer you the advice that wisdom comes with age. I would have reacted the same as you in my late 20s (10 years ago). It remains to be seen what the new referees bring (3 is roughly 1/5.5 of all referees). Guns has been a side show ever since his Madden work and blown SD/DEN call….Walt A is HORRIBLE, C isn’t much better, and Vinovich should have remained retired.

      If you don’t know much of the “behind the scenes”stuff do yourself a favor and read Peter King’s article where he followed Steratore for a week. I’ve got all the respect in the world for him and it shows what pressures and assessments they go through weekly. It opened my eyes quite a bit.

  14. Brent Gillespie says

    WTF! The refs for the Broncos game are horrible!

  15. Torbert will one day be a great official but… He has obviously taken after Johnny Grier’s slow, deliberate approach on the mic. I hope they figures it out by Week One but the crew looks to be one which officiates way too close to the rule book. They were a little too happy to throw pre-snap and post play flags. I’m almost positive they likely would have been marked down 2-3 times if it was the regular season. Looking forward to seeing who is assigned to Thursday’s game.

  16. Craig from Baltimore says

    All I have to say is…Terry McAulay hasn’t done a Ravens game since 2010. That’s insane. There’s still hope for this year.

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