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Week 13 “Official Review”: Free shots are concern, disputed OT call deemed right

The calls under “Official Review” by league vice-president of officiating Mike Pereira (video, part 1 and part 2): The oft-talked-about play of the week (video), where a down-by-contact ruling for the Redskins was overruled as a fumble and recovery for the Saints in overtime. Pereira points out that the ball is moving and being separated…

Week 12 “Official Review”: ‘Chaos,’ DPI, Pereira’s Xbox 360 video controller

This week’s segment of “Official Review” by NFL vice-president of officiating Mike Pereira (video, part 1 and part 2) provides a fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes work of his department and the grading of officials. We commented a few weeks ago about Pereira’s modded Xbox 360 controller making its on-air debut and wondered why the…

Week 11 “Official Review”: Never-ending game, 2 more errors on replay reviews

This week’s “Official Review” from the NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has one less play under scrutiny than usual (three, rather than four). That doesn’t leave us shortchanged, as there are multiple levels of discussion on two plays (video, part 1 and part 2). Unfortunately, for the second week in a row, Pereira admits…

Week 10 “Official Review”: ‘Should never happen, we accept responsibility for that’

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 the fact that his crews…

Week 9 “Official Review”: Follow the bouncing ball, spiking out of bounds

The “Official Review” segment returns for week 9 action, with the league’s vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira, disecting some of the more complicated calls. This week, there were certainly some complex calls (video: part 1 and part 2), which we will leave the most complex one for last: In question was the spotting of the…

Week 7 “Official Review”: Replay blows fuse, protecting striped shirts from hits

Only two items on this week’s “Official Review” with the league’s vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira. Usually, we have a web-only video to go along with the NFL Network segment, but we only have one segment this week (video). We will take these out of order. First: the injury to back judge Rich Reels. We…

Week 6 “Official Review”: Measurements, offsetting fouls, fumble calls, baseball

In this week’s “Official Review,” the NFL vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira, discussed some fairly pedestrian calls from Week 6, leaving one controversial call uncovered (video, Part 1 and Part 2): The first-down measurement in the Steelers–Browns game which is widely disputed was correct, as we stated, because the camera angle made it appear short.…

Week 5 “Official Review”: Fair-catch interference, fumbled fumbles, ‘fishy’ call

This week’s “Official Review” by league vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira, featured several interesting plays from Week 5, leading to a lot of discussion here (video, Part 1 and Part 2): As pointed out in our comments, there was a bizarre fair-catch play in the Redskins–Panthers game. Basically, the Panthers, while punting, had blocked Brian…