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Friday, October 17, 2008
Officially speaking: Refs in spotlight


RefereePenalties Assessed Per GameReplay ChallengesReplay Reversals
Jeff Triplette17.47
2
Ron Winter14.281
Peter Morelli
14.053
Jerome Boger
13.830
Ed Hochuli
13.794
Bill Carollo
13.422
John Parry
12.250
Tony Corrente
11.862
Terry McAulay
11.862
Bill Leavy
11.864
Scott Green
11.474
Al Riveron11.241
Mike Carey
11.041
Walt Anderson
11.092
Carl Cheffers
9.652
Walt Coleman
9.33 1
Gene Steratore
9.0102
AVERAGES
12.15.8
1.9

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

NFL officiating crews have assessed between nine and 17.4 penalties per game this season. The range was between 8.9 and 14.3 last season.

The chart breaks down crews by referee, penalties assessed per game, replay challenges and replay reversals.

NFC West teams have lamented several influential calls already this season. A few:

Referees and their crews make the right calls hundreds of times each season. That buys them little relief when calls go wrong. Ed Hochuli knows this better than most.

I'm keeping a log of questionable calls involving NFC West teams this season. The three listed above stood out. If you have others, let me know. Thanks in advance.