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NFL Officiating Crew At Camp To Meet With Vikings, Media

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 5, 2011 – 7:35 am

Each year during training camp a crew of NFL officials pays a visit for a couple of days. While at camp, the officials attend practice, go to team meetings and they meet with members of the media. The purpose of this exercise is to get everyone adjust to any rules changes made during the offseason and to discuss the points of emphasis being taken up by the officials in the coming season.

This year’s visit by the officials at Vikings training camp is going on right now, as Jeff Triplette’s crew is in town. Yesterday the officials worked practice, even throwing penalty flags when appropriate. It’s good not only for the teams, but it’s also good practice for the officials as they try to get back into the swing of things after a long offseason.

In between the Vikings morning walk-through and mid-afternoon practice, the crew of officials will meet with the media. I’ll be sure to stick my head in the meeting and report back to you what the officials say about any rules changes and added points of emphasis for the 2011 season.


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8 Responses to “NFL Officiating Crew At Camp To Meet With Vikings, Media”

  1. By Carl K on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations AP on your new baby boy. Welcome back!

  2. By Carl K on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    I am hearing really good things about Harvin, Jaymar Johnson and our TEs so far in camp.

    Andre Holmes and Stephen Burton are off to a “not-so-good” start to camp.

    Our D-line is out playing our O-line.

    I am thrilled Cedrick appears to be back.

  3. By CA Norwegian on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    Old peple go to Florida to retire,
    Unless their QBs, then they come to Minnesotire,
    Young QBs come from Florida to Minny,
    To learn from Veterans from Philly.
    Great receivers go to Seattle,
    to wither into obscurity,
    In Seattle whee T-Jack is no. 1,
    How many weeks till he is done? (4?)

  4. By CA Norwegian on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    @ Carl K Yes, I would think so, all those 3 & outs last year got the D in shape. I think we need at least one more great O-line inside player, or C,G if they can work out the financing and the cap.

  5. By Frederick Jones on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    Tarvaris Jackson will throw for 3,000 yards this year for Seattle, IF SIDNEY RICE does not get injured.

  6. By Arrow86 on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    @Cark K: I’m actually kind of glad to hear that the D-line is outplaying our O-line. We knew last year there were some problems with that unit, I’m sure the coaches were hoping that with that group healthy they would be much better. If the O-line is healthy and still having problems, it’ll send a clear message that we need to make additional upgrades along that front. The O-line knows there won’t be the patience with poor play. (McKinnie) had 24 hours notice, good luck Bryant in trying to hang with Lil Kim now.

  7. By Arrow86 on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick: The benefit TJack will have is familiarity with Bevell, and having Rice with him. Seattle probably has a better O-line, but do they have a back with the explosive skills of A.P..? The divisional foes he’ll play against won’t be of the calibur of the Packers, Bears, and Lions, and that should also be helpful to TJack. Tavaris was a good guy, who had some very good games for the purple last season. Finishing up the Buffalo game with 2 TD’s to Rice and the New England game. His start against the Giants shouldn’t be held against him as the whole team looked horrible that night.

  8. By 4eversteve on Aug 6, 2011 | Reply

    Officiating crews should have to explain why they were giving games away to the packers last year with very questionable calls, allowing them to get into the playoffs in the first place!

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