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NFL creating another officiating job, replacing Dean Blandino with two


Almost-former NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino is leaving just as the league was about to give final say on real-time replay from every game.

And after a moment of surprise, perhaps they’ve realized it might take more than one man to do the job.

According to Kevin Seifert of, the NFL has posted a new job which sounds like the guy who will be the eyes and face of replay, in addition to the vacancy Blandino’s creating by going to FOX.

The posting for the newly created vice president of replay and administration says that person will be responsible for “accuracy and consistency in all areas concerning in-game reviews and communication with [the] on-field officiating crew,” and said the job would require the “ability to make decisions in situations that are time sensitive and potentially public facing.”

That new title will report to the senior vice president of officiating, meaning they’re effectively splitting Blandino’s job in half.

Creating a new position does nothing to change the perception that centralizing replay was done with Blandino in particular in mind, and that his leaving left them in a state of pants somewhere other than up. And it also suggests that the lure of more money for less work was something Blandino was interested in, unless the league was offering to double his salary and we just haven’t heard about it.

It also sounds vaguely familiar, like a suggestion some wise person made recently. Who could that have been?

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22 Responses to “NFL creating another officiating job, replacing Dean Blandino with two”
  1. whatevnfl says: Apr 27, 2017 6:51 AM

    Always nice when your employer gives you the work of two people.

  2. yooperman says: Apr 27, 2017 7:00 AM

    Where do I apply? I don’t know all the rules and dislike some teams, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  3. grogansheroes says: Apr 27, 2017 7:17 AM

    Wow, Blandino was so critical to the running of the NFL, it will take two people to replace him!!! Not.

  4. saintlvr says: Apr 27, 2017 7:19 AM

    I bow to thee, Old Faithful Prognosticator.

  5. charger383 says: Apr 27, 2017 7:59 AM

    maybe one of them will have been a ref

  6. internetcommenter7 says: Apr 27, 2017 8:07 AM

    Dean Blandino was terrible at the job he all ready had. Why would they centralize reviews specifically with him in mind? Oh, right, because NFL.

  7. ricko1112 says: Apr 27, 2017 8:24 AM

    Twice as many clowns to help games reach predetermined outcomes. Just like the “This one’s for PEDton!” tour…

  8. rootpain says: Apr 27, 2017 8:27 AM

    Only one person with the intelligence and savvy to have made that suggestion. Go ahead Florio, take a bow.

  9. patriots123456 says: Apr 27, 2017 8:53 AM

    So it will now take two people to replace the one person who didn’t know what he was doing in the first place. LOL

  10. nflnfl13 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:28 AM

    Will the 2 new hires both be invited onto the Cowboy’s party bus?

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:32 AM

    Two liars for the price of one. We all know their only job is to manufacture lies to try and justify horrible calls by the refs.

  12. 2dollarpbrs says: Apr 27, 2017 10:40 AM

    The NFL is joke. You can hire 10 people but nobody still knows what a catch is??

  13. officialgame says: Apr 27, 2017 10:42 AM

    One goes on the party bus with Jerry while the other one screw up the replays.

  14. frankmalzonefan says: Apr 27, 2017 10:56 AM

    Does this mean that Jones Jr. now has to reserve two seats on the Cowboys’ party bus?

  15. pourman says: Apr 27, 2017 10:57 AM

    Lot of ESPN people looking for work.

  16. drock36 says: Apr 27, 2017 11:03 AM

    Everyone is replaceable…everyone!

  17. weepingjebus says: Apr 27, 2017 11:24 AM

    “Impressive resume, Mr. Grigson. But it says here under strengths that you can guesstimate football inflation levels by sight from 50 yards away, and have an IQ of 78.”
    “…I’m not sure those are strengths.”
    “I’ll make the refs do whatever the boss tells me and not think real hard about it.”
    “Welcome aboard.”

  18. ibillwt says: Apr 27, 2017 11:48 AM

    Belichick could do it while he was coaching his team’s game in progress and serving as senior advisor to Berkshire Hathaway and the United Nations.

  19. ibillwt says: Apr 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    Belichick could do it while he was coaching his team’s game in progress and serving as senior advisor to Berkshire Hathaway and the United Nations.

    Yes, Ernie Adams comes with the deal.

  20. 345snarkavenue says: Apr 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    they realized it would take 2 people to come up with the BS explanations that Blandino was able to do alone

  21. PFT is Lemmy's beach says: Apr 27, 2017 12:29 PM

    It took 2 years for the stink of framegate to lessen to the point that it’s no longer obvious that they are letting him go for HOF level incompetence in that debacle.

  22. 345snarkavenue says: Apr 27, 2017 1:15 PM

    they’ll probably have different views of what a catch is

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