Dean Blandino


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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…


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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…


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Shazier Hit On Bernard Still Deemed Legal By Several Analysts

The Pittsburgh Steelers win Saturday night over the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the two AFC Wild Card games included a lot of controversy as it relates to penalties that were and weren’t called on both teams. One of the non-calls came after Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier hit Bengals running…






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Steelers Secondary Must Find Less Hands-On Approach To Covering

All in all, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerbacks got off to a reasonably good start last night before their hands-on approach to the position began drawing the ire of Ed Hochuli, whom the clock operator learned is not somebody you want to get angry. As the Philadelphia Eagles worked their way…







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According To The New Rule, Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Should Be Fined

The tackle box, as defined by the NFL, runs tackle to tackle and up to three yards down the field past the line of scrimmage. Using that definition, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith should have been flagged for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell late in…