Dean Blandino



Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Not Fined For Hit On Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was penalized for hitting a defenseless player during Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens and while he was flagged for unnecessary roughness on that play, the former first-round draft pick reportedly wasn’t fined by the league for it. Ryan Shazier said he did not get…




Twerking For A Living: Steelers’ Brown Fined Again; Jet’s Marshall Plans To Twerk Sunday

Twerking after scoring touchdowns is becoming an expensive habit for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Brown said Thursday he was fined for his touchdown celebration in the Sunday night win over the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the second time this season that Brown has been fined for twerking…



Steelers Loss To Eagles Included One Of Those Touchderceptions

Thanks to a holding penalty on Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, the fourth quarter deep pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey wouldn’t have stood as a touchdown had it not been ruled an interception instead. With that disclaimer out of the way, I really wonder if this really…


Late Officiating Calls Go Steelers’ Way In Victory Over Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to come away with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals just a short while ago by a margin of 24-16, allowing the opposing offense to score only 16 points for the second straight week. In both instances, however, the defense yielded more and more in…



NFL To Begin Placing Trackers In Footballs

The NFL will begin testing placing trackers in footballs in order to determine if the league will narrow its field goal uprights, according to an exclusive story by Toronto Star. The league is rolling out the process for the entire preseason and Thursday night games during the regular season. From the…


League Reaches Out To Special Teams Coaches On Future Of Kickoffs

According to an article written last week by Tom Pelissero for USA Today, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino “recently held a conference call with special teams coordinators of all 32 teams to discuss the kickoff play and ways to make it safer”. Pelissero writes that “the NFL is…



Blandino Explains Why Manning Wasn’t Ruled As Giving Himself Up

On Friday, Dean Blandino, the league’s Vice President of Officiating, released his latest officiating video from the Divisional Round of the playoffs and as expected, he covered the fourth quarter play in which it looked like Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning gave himself up to avoid being sacked by Pittsburgh…


Dean Blandino Explains Why Saturday Night Hit By Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Was Legal

Dean Blandino, the Vice President of NFL Officiating, is finally letting us know why Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier wasn’t penalized Saturday night for his third quarter hit on Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard that resulted in a fumble. In his weekly officiating video, Blandino explains that Shazier wasn’t…