NFL ref experts break down divisional playoffs

Pereira and Daopoulos disagree on the Peyton Manning fumble/tuck rule As has been the case all season, former NFL vice president for officiating Mike Pereira and former NFL official and officiating supervisor Jim Daopoulos talked about the correct, incorrect, and strange calls in last weekend's divisional playoffs. Pereira, who is an officiating

Pereira, Daopoulos grade refs for Week 15

The officiating experts have several pass plays to break down In this pass-happy league it seems like there are always several pass plays that shine the light on the officiating.  Former NFL vice president for officiating and current Fox Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira and former NFL supervisor and NBC Sports

Teams, replay official need all-angle access

After Further Review: A look at the NFL replay review system Part 3 of a 4-part series While replay is not the all-correcting eraser for every call, it is a useful tool for fixing pivotal plays when the video is clear to provide contrary evidence. When there is clear video evidence, but it 

Officiating experts break down Week 11 calls

Some assessments differ from the league office Fox Sports NFL officiating analyst Mike Pereira and NBC Sports Network officiating analyst Jim Daopoulos had many different Week 11 calls to break down and all dealt with the referee going under the hood to review a play. Daopoulos, a former officiating supervisor and official

Triplette flubs recitation of OT rules

Jeff Triplette, meet Dante Hicks. Much like the downtrodden cashier from Clerks, Triplette was not even supposed to be here this Sunday. Triplette was heading Scott Green's crew while the rest of Triplette's crew had the holiday weekend off. So when overtime began in San Diego between the Broncos and Chargers,

Denver: DPI on Tebow’s :00 jump ball?

Week 5: Broncos at Chargers There are grumblings in the Mile High City about the last-second desperation pass by Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The pass landed incomplete, however, the Mile High Report is throwing a virtual flag for defensive pass interference. Video of the play is on NFL.com. Even though time expires during

Non-call du jour: Disconcerting signals?

Apparently there is an epidemic of disconcerting signals that is breaking out. It is illegal for a defensive player to simulate or override the quarterback's snap count. Rarely is the disconcerting signals penalty called (one instance from 2010 against the Colts is all we can recall), but when it is,

Helmet-to-helmet hit may result in butt-to-bench, increased fines

After some nasty helmet-to-helmet collisions on the football field, it was comments made in the broadcast studio that attracted the attention of the NFL. On Sunday Night Football, former Chargers and Patriots safety Rodney Harrison—who was voted twice by his peers as the dirtiest player in the game—said that fines