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

Green crew should’ve shut down ugly play

Saints at Falcons (video) This was a downright sloppy play by Scott Green's crew on Thursday night no matter how you look at it, even though the final ruling on the play was correct. Falcons running back Michael Turner seemed to be stopped and then lost the ball. (This part is correct,

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

Was Rodgers-Cromartie hard hit a flag test?

Steelers at Eagles 1st Qtr | 1:12 | Steelers 3-0 | Steelers ball | 3rd & 16 @ PIT 24 | video Eagles safety Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will obviously be the first player lined up to pay at the NFL disciplinary fine window. In the first quarter, Rodgers-Cromartie laid a hit on Steelers quarterback

Leavy’s empty-hand ruling close. Correct?

Week 13: Falcons at Texans 1st Quarter | 8:24 remaining | no score | Texans ball | 3rd & 7 @ ATL 14 | video Well, this one is weird, to say the least. Texans quarterback T.J. Yates throws an apparent incomplete pass while he is being hit. As the ball rolls without

Week 3 discipline report

Each week, we keep track of the fines assessed by the NFL for on-field incidents. Total through Week 2: 11 fines, $170,000. Zebra Blog fine meter $ 2 3 5, 0 0 0 FINES 1 9 SUSP 0  Titans tight end Daniel Graham, $5,000, throwing ball into stands. Titans defensive end Jason Jones, $15,000, facemask-to-helmet hit. Falcons safety William Moore, $7,500, helmet-to-helmet hit. Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor,

The Week 2 commissioner’s blotter

Every week, we will try to tally up the fines assessed by the NFL for on-field incidents. Zebra Blog fine meter $ 1 7 0, 0 0 0 FINES 1 1 SUSP 0 Last week's total: 7 fines, $92,500. Most notably, Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, fined $40,000, according to the NFL: "the minimum amount ... for a second violation of the rules on hits against