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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’ Week 10: tuck rule overrule, running clock, process of catch


NFL Network revives ‘Official Review’ segment with false start (video 1) (video 2) Update: This post was published when uploaded only one of the videos this afternoon, and now our commentary reflects the segment broadcast on NFL Network. Hope you were not rescheduling your appointments around this one! Despite the fact that there were…

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…