We have learned that John Parry will have the first preseason game this year when his crew officiates the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Because of a pair of odd labor situations, this is the first time a regular officiating crew will have this game in three years.
Week 16: Lions at Dolphins With under two minutes left in the second quarter of the Lions–Dolphins game, Chad Henne completed a touchdown pass to receiver Davone Bess (video). The replay assistant called for a review, and referee Tony Corrente upheld the ruling on the field of a touchdown. However, while
Jets trainer Sal Alosi, who was suspended for the remainder of the 2010 season and postseason for tripping an opponent, has confirmed conspiracy theories that there was a deliberate attempt to ensnare a member of the Dolphins' punt coverage. Alosi admitted to the Jets, after his original discipline was announced, that
The Jets, in consultation with the NFL, assessed a watered-down punishment on Sal Alosi, a trainer who tripped Dolphins special-teams player Nolan Carroll. According to the team, he has been suspended for the remainder of the season, including the postseason, and fined $25,000. He was not fired. The lower amount of his
Week 14: Dolphins at Jets It was a routine punt, but at the conclusion of the play, Dolphins cornerback and special-teamer Nolan Carroll was prone on the turf. Jets assistant coach Sal Alosi admitted to what everyone could see from the broadcast camera (video). While running down the sideline, Alosi slyly
The rulebook exists to lay out a protocol for the game of football. It never claims to be fair. The Dolphins found as much when they apparently sealed a victory, only to have replay give the Steelers a second chance to win the game. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scored a go-ahead touchdown,
Tough job this week for the NFL vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira. Frequently, he will give in his weekly "Official Review" segment what we feel is the "clean-laundry" version of some of the disputable calls—sometimes under the cover of "it could go either way." However, there was no hiding from
Without getting into tremendous detail, the Week 2 edition of "Official Review" (two-part video that aired on NFL Net and NFL.com) covered the same topics we covered this week. The assessments we gave on the calls were entirely backed up by the league's vice president of officiating, Mike Pereira. The