Then-Buffalo Bill Dan Carpenter (2) complains to referee Walt Anderson after former Seahawk Richard Sherman (25) ran into the kicker during a game in Seattle in 2016. Anderson, a 17-year veteran referee with a reputation for throwing flags, will head an all-star officiating crew on the Seahawks’ wild-card playoff game at Dallas Saturday night.
Then-Buffalo Bill Dan Carpenter (2) complains to referee Walt Anderson after former Seahawk Richard Sherman (25) ran into the kicker during a game in Seattle in 2016. Anderson, a 17-year veteran referee with a reputation for throwing flags, will head an all-star officiating crew on the Seahawks’ wild-card playoff game at Dallas Saturday night. John Froschauer AP
Then-Buffalo Bill Dan Carpenter (2) complains to referee Walt Anderson after former Seahawk Richard Sherman (25) ran into the kicker during a game in Seattle in 2016. Anderson, a 17-year veteran referee with a reputation for throwing flags, will head an all-star officiating crew on the Seahawks’ wild-card playoff game at Dallas Saturday night. John Froschauer AP

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.