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NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

NFL Vice President of officiating, Dean Blandino, is reportedly leaving his role with the sport for a job on television.

Blandino has been the league's vice president of officiating since 2013 and has overseen several changes in the way the game has been officiated, with an emphasis on player safety. "Dean's knowledge of the playing rules, his tireless committment to improving the quality of NFL officiating and his unquestioned dedication to his job has earned him the respect of the entire football community". More likely, he would be silent if it was an internal ESPN move and a future colleague.

Blandino, who started his career in the industry as an intern before rising up the ranks and being groomed under current Fox analyst Mike Pereira, is expected to remain in the league office until May 31, hopefully getting his replacement up to speed. Dean's knowledge of the playing rules, his tireless commitment to improving the quality of NFL officiating and his unquestioned dedication to his job has earned him the respect of the entire football community.

"Dean has done an outstanding job leading our officiating staff", National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said in Friday's memo to all 32 National Football League teams. NBC, a network that doesn't really need a rules expert for its two weekly games, has also been retweeting the Florio story - an odd move if they were welcoming Blandino into the fold. The NFL this March approved fully centralized replay review at the Annual League Meeting, which will allow the league office to overtake replay situations in an effort to streamline the pace of play and provide a more consistent approach to plays in question.

The news of Blandino's departure comes on the heels of a decision that will change the replay process in 2017.

Blandino also been open with the teams, media and public when officiating errors have been made, while also staunchly defending his officials when their calls have been correct.

Vincent immediately began a search for Blandino's successor. The next vice president of officiating will have some big shoes to fill.

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