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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…

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 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 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…