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Week 10 officiating video: Player safety always a focus

#458705712 / gettyimages.com This week, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino spent considerable time discussing player safety, and helping us understand when that safety might be in jeopardy. Also discussed in the Week 10 officiating video were officiating mechanics, instant replay and what constitutes unsportsmanlike conduct (download video here). Fouls on defenseless players are…

Week 11 referee assignments

Brad Allen

Brad Allen is the referee for his first career Monday night game. The crews headed by Clete Blakeman, Terry McAulay, and John Parry are off this week. Note that the Eagles-Packers has been moved to late afternoon, and Vikings-Bears will be cross-flexed to air on CBS. Thursday, Nov. 13 Bills at Dolphins NFLN — Walt…