Tag Archives: Alberto Riveron

Despite calls for major change, NFL makes simple tweaks to replay

2014 rule changes The 2014 replay process is going to be much the same as the process from 2013; the changes being made to the system probably will barely register with most fans. There were too many hurdles to implementing … Continue reading

Ball carriers subject to a foul if they use helmet as a battering ram

2013 rule changes In what will be the most scrutinized rule change this season, the NFL has modified the rules that will restrict ball carriers from using their helmets to inflict punishment on would-be tacklers.   Starting this year, ball … Continue reading

Riveron promoted to senior director of officiating

The first hire under the leadership of the new vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, has brought Alberto Riveron into the league office as senior director of officiating. Adam Schefter reported the hire Tuesday morning. Riveron was in New York … Continue reading

Our playoff predicitions: Steratore ranks high, Wild Cards include Hochuli, Corrente

We have chosen our assignments for the referee position only, not the entire crew. This year, all officials are assigned on individual merit, and not by the cumulative rank of the crew (see our post for the full playoff assignment criteria). Gene Steratore, considered by us to be one of the frontrunners in postseason assignments, conducts the coin flip at the Rams-Bills game in Buffalo. Continue reading

Inadvertent whistle play should have been blown dead before it was blown dead

Week 12: Raiders at Bengals (video at 2:50) On a 3rd-and-6, the Bengals completed a five-yard pass which was immediately fumbled near the sideline. The Raiders managed to keep the ball from going out of bounds by batting the ball … Continue reading

NFL: Broncos TD should have been reversed on premature celebration

Week 10: Panthers at Broncos One week ago, it was the Panthers who scored a touchdown that, according to the rules, should not have been granted due to an inadvertent whistle. This time, it was the Panthers who gave up … Continue reading

Officially, close calls not subject to review

AFC Championship 4th Quarter | :27 remaining | Patriots 23-20 | Ravens ball | 2nd & 1 @ NE 14 | video The Ravens, driving for a potential conference-winning touchdown against the Patriots, found themselves a dropped pass short in … Continue reading

Hochuli, Triplette, Corrente flag most; Green, Morelli, Riverón under 11 per game

A post over at NBC Philadelphia’s Birds Nest blog adds up the statistics of penalty flags per game through the first 13 weeks. The most over-officious (thanks for the term, Marv Levy) of the crews are: Ed Hochuli Jeff Triplette … Continue reading

NFL admits pass interference on pick-6

Week 12: Colts at Chargers An item that flew by our desk late last week that we are getting to now: Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, quoted in Friday morning’s Indianapolis Star, said that the league admitted to a blown … Continue reading

Reid implies crew error on delay after TO

Week 4:Redskins at Eagles Eagles coach Andy Reid assumed responsibility for a critical delay of game call, but ultimately feels that an error in crew mechanics was to blame. Well, he didn’t come right out and say that; he just … Continue reading