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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

No “Official Review” for Week 8?

We expect to report every Wednesday on the “Official Review” segment on NFL Total Access. I am unsure if the segment aired on NFL Network, but as of Thursday, NFL.com has not posted either the network version or the online-only … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Commish: QB flag lobbying not an issue

In the annual league meeting held in Boston, commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media on various topics. Of interest here, he was asked about the influence that star quarterbacks might have on the officials. (We will get to his response … Continue reading