Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst

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Gene Steratore is reportedly joining other recently retired referees in making the move from the field to the broadcasting world.

The NFL announced Steratore’s retirement on Friday, making him the fourth referee to retire since the end of the 2017 season, and Cameron Filipe of Football Zebras reports that he will join CBS Sports as a rules analyst.

Two other referees who retired this offseason are also reportedly set for jobs with networks broadcasting NFL games. Jeff Triplette is set to join the Monday Night Football team on ESPN while Terry McAulay has been linked to a job with NBC that the network has not confirmed. Former NFL officiating heads Dean Blandino and Mike Pereira both work for FOX Sports.

CBS employed former NFL referee Mike Carey in an analyst role during the 2015 season, but did not bring him back after his penchant for being wrong about what call on-field officials would make made him an object of derision around the league.

34 responses to “Report: Gene Steratore to join CBS as rules analyst

  1. If you think Mike Carey was bad, just wait for Jeff Triplette! Anyone who watched the AFC Wild Card game can tell the game passed him by. Carey was an effective referee who just couldn’t cut it on TV. I doubt Triplette will be mediocre at best. I wonder why no one went after Hochuli? Probably because he’s too verbose and long-winded.

  2. As the owner of Steratore Janitorial Supply in Washington, PA he can clean up any details involved with the calls. Hopefully he doesn’t flush with embarrassment….or drain the energy out of the broadcast.

  3. What is the point of these guys? Every rules interpretation is so subjective, that these “rules analyst” are wrong more often than they are right.

  4. tb12greatest says:
    June 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    He (conspiring with Goodell) changed the rules in the super bowl to help the Eagles.
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    Oh the irony of hearing Pats fans complaining about the rules – Austin Seferian Jenkins, Jesse james, and Kelvin Benjamin immediately come to mind. Not to mention Gronk getting only 1 game for his vicious dirty hit against the Bills.

  5. Will he still ref Big 10 basketball? I think the refs know these stupid rule changes are going to cause a lot of problems this season.

  6. Jeff Triplette didn’t know the rules when he was on the field, how the hell is he going to explain them in the booth? That will be a one and done hire for MNF.

  7. Do you people ever stop complaining? The announcers, refs, rules analysts, ticket prices, commissioner, SundayTicket price, journalists, websites, helmets, uniforms, exiled QBs, drugged-out QBs, too many commercials, too many flags, kneeling, on and on and on.

  8. Obviously the networks have to be offering the same, or more money than they make on the field, for these guys to abruptly step off the field and not have to travel much anymore. Gene was one of the best. People take his smirks the wrong way, he was showing how much he enjoyed being out there with a easygoing demeanor. He’ll be missed on the field

  9. Instead of fixing a problem, the NFL and networks add more people to solve the problem.
    Just like the bloated Federal Government.
    FIX the game, stop all the confusing legalese and B.S. when it comes to rules.

  10. blkandgld4eva says:
    June 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    tb12greatest says:
    June 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    He (conspiring with Goodell) changed the rules in the super bowl to help the Eagles.
    ————————————————————————————

    Oh the irony of hearing Pats fans complaining about the rules – Austin Seferian Jenkins, Jesse james, and Kelvin Benjamin immediately come to mind. Not to mention Gronk getting only 1 game for his vicious dirty hit against the Bills.

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    lol! those were all called 100% correctly

    so basically you just admitted you wanted the pats cheated in those games, too

    thanks for admitting you approve of goodell’s cheating

  11. It used to be that we could watch a game knowing what the rules were.
    Now the networks hire former referees to explain the rules.

    Because now enforcing the rules seems to be arbritrary.

  12. It never ceases to amaze and amuse me when Patriots fans act all victimized by the NFL. They need to go look at their trophy case sometime.

  13. Why do the networks think we want these former refs opinions. Second guessing their former co-workers make them scape like. They are wrong at least 50% of the time. Only shows what a wide range for error that the NFL rules provide. We already know that the rules are applied team to team. Whats okay for NE is different then everyone else.

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