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Clete Blakeman to Referee Packers-Cardinals

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Gonepackin, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Gonepackin

    Gonepackin Cheesehead

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    This will be Clete's 8th Packers game as the Referee (this is his 8th year in the NFL, 6th as a Referee). Since beginning as a White Hat (previously a Field Judge) in 2010, the Packers are 6-1, all regular season games, when Clete is the Referee. Blakeman last officiated the Packers on November 23rd, 2014 in Minnesota, Green Bay won 24-21. This will be his 4th ever playoff game as a Referee, last Refeering last year's Baltimore-Pittsburgh Wild Card, in which Baltimore trounced the Steelers on the road.

    In those 7 Packers games, penalties have gone 26 against the Packers for 243 yards, their opponents were called for 39 penalties for 324 yards.

    Now, this was with solely his crew, nobody from his crew joins him. The rest of the officials are:

    Umpire Jeff Rice (21 years) from Pete Morelli's crew

    Head Linesman Jim Howey (17 years) from Ronald Torbet's crew

    Line Judge Jeff Seeman (14 years) from Jerome Boger's crew.

    Field Judge Michael Banks (14 years) from Terry McAulay's crew.

    Side Judge Greg Meyer (14 years) from Ed Hochuli's crew.

    Back Judge Keith Ferguson (16 years) from John Hussey's crew.

    Replay Official: Charles Stewart

    Alternates: Mark Hittner (HL), Steve Zimmer (FJ), Allen Baynes (SJ)

    http://www.referee.com/2016-nfl-divisional-playoff-referees/

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/officials/BlakCl0r.htm
     
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  2. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    All I need to know is....are we getting refs that will throw the flag at DB's who are clutching and grabbing after 5 yards? Because there was a whole lot of it going on by AZ in the last game.
     
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  3. mongoosev

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    being a home game for ariz...hope they are not influenced by the crowd. rodgers will try to capitalize on fouls.
     
  4. Gonepackin

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    Michael Banks, the Field Judge, was an official for the Week 16 game, but him and the other deep officials throw a lot of flags for contact, and have no qualms throwing flags against Home teams. Among the three deep officials, they call even games, with a slight better % for road teams.
     
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  5. ThePerfectBeard

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    So, can we get the records for all the other guys too? I mean this is the only way we'll truly know if we're going to win right?
     
  6. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Hoping these are Cardinal fans after the game!

     
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  7. broguy

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    Just looking at Blakeman and Rice:

    In games Blakeman reffed this season, home teams got called for 83 penalties and away teams got called for 79. So there was a pretty even split there. Home teams only won 4 of the 11 games his crew called though (36%).

    Games with Jeff Rice at umpire also had a pretty even home/away penalty split (81 H, 78 A). Away teams were also successful in those games, winning 8 of 11.
     
  8. Gonepackin

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    I'd have to do a bit of more research, I know Greg Meyer was an official in the Packers victory over the Bears in the NFC Championship.
     
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    Good find, yes Blakeman is the young one, but steers away from controversy. The rest are a bunch of salty old timers, who really couldn't care less about reactions on calls or non-calls.
     
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    These stats only show home and away penalty splits for the entire crew, and don't correspond to the individual ref, but these are the breakdowns for the deep officials. (HOME = Penalties called on home team, AWAY = penalties called on away team, %HOME = percentage of total penalties called on home team, W%HOME = winning percentage of home team). Remember, small sample size here (11 games per ref), so no need to over interpret. Interesting nonetheless.

    ................HOME.......AWAY......%HOME..........W%HOME
    Banks..........76..............87..............46.6...................63.6
    Meyer..........73..............87..............45.6...................63.6
    Ferguson.....78..............61...............56.1...................30.0
     
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    I don't want to read too much into this, but we have averaged 37.1 ppg when he has been the referee. I'll take that.
     
  12. Gonepackin

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    Yes, exactly. But, taking to my officiating friends that are pretty knowledge and track this stuff, this was their assessment. They are some of the more strict guys on illegal contact and PI. On the other hand, they aren't afraid to throw OPI flags either.
     
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    very sad and funny. gotta feel for them. that must hurt so much. i'm sure they are still hurting.
     
  14. Gonepackin

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    I wouldn't laugh, our reactions were worse last year.
     
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    lol. I was totally kidding, no need to do all that.
     
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    Sure, but it was only one play for them. For us, it was a dozen (or nine, depending on how ones counts).
     

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