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Official Review: line to gain, hits on QB kneeldown

NFL vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino has two items in this week’s “Official Review” segment (video): The review of a spot in the Patriots-Falcons game that was deemed inconclusive Why the hit on Bills quarterback  E.J. Manuel by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was illegal, even though Manuel was considered a live target. Even though Suggs’…

‘Official Review’ returns to NFL Network

With questionable calls lately, segment to air 1st time since ’10 A popular segment that highlights NFL rules and NFL officiating is making a return to the NFL Network.  In a news release, the NFL Network announced that “Official Review” will make its return Wednesday, Nov. 14.  The segment will feature vice president of officiating…

VP of officiating likes the Tuck Rule

Contrasting to his predecessor’s opinion, vice-president of officiating Carl Johnson has defended the rule that, until the recent arrival of “the process of the catch,” was considered one of the sport’s worst. It is the dreaded Tuck Rule, added to the rulebook in 1999, and most notably implemented in a 2002 playoff game that turned…

Week 16 “Offical Review”: Catch and control, keeping fumble in bounds

We haven’t been reviewing the “Official Review” segments on the NFL Network this season since its debut under Carl Johnson. Johnson, the new vice-president of officiating, has not appeared on the network’s signature program NFL Total Access on a weekly basis, like his predecessor, Mike Pereira. In addition, the segment has less plays and less-controversial…

Clock may be reviewable for ’09 playoffs

Usually we will give a complete rundown of the “Official Review” segment from the NFL officiating department, but we wanted to advance the news out of that segment to its own post first. A tip-off to a rare midseason rule change was dropped as vice-president of officiating Mike Pereira (video) was dissecting the fumble recovery…