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Pereira: No recourse if helmet speaker fails

  Fox Sports rules analyst on what went right, wrong in Week 1 Fox Sports made an inspired move when they hired former NFL vice president for officiating Mike Pereira.  For four years, Pereira has explained difficult rulings and calls to the media.  Pereira was full of knowledge and expertise this past weekend. Pereira was…

After Further Review: Teamwork saves crew on 1st play of season

A roundup of the calls from Sunday Bill Leavy’s crew has a very visible downgrade coming their way. The attention it received swooned mostly due to the fact that Mike Pereira — Leavy’s former boss and current Fox Sports rules analyst — pointed it out during the game broadcast and that the ensuing play scored…

Boger backtracks on ‘bump’; do officials apply double standard to DQ a QB?

Cam disses ref: ‘disrespect,’ luckily it wasn’t disqualification Week 16: Raiders at Panthers Panthers quarterback Cam Newton might have revealed a double standard for ejecting quarterbacks. Although there are no official statistics kept, the most recent (and only) instance I can find of a quarterback getting an early shower was in 1995 when Buccaneers quarterback Trent…

Week 11 ‘Official Review’: Breaking plane can’t be ruled on obscured shots

video Since I was waiting for a second video to be posted (and there was not one), this got lost in the shuffle of the Thanksgiving weekend. Only one call for “Official Review” from Week 11 with vice president of officiating Carl Johnson and director of instant replay Dean Blandino. Buccaneers at Panthers. On a…

Bucs use bush-league tactic, flagged for 15

The Buccaneers thought a little trickery could get them to draw the Saints into a false start penalty. They did not fool Jerome Boger’s crew, as umpire Tony Michalek, in particular, stepped in with a rarely called foul. Boger’s announcement: Unsportsmanlike conduct, defense. Making a disconcerting move in an attempt to make the offense false…