Tag Archives: pass interference

R Ron Winter retires after 19 seasons

Referee Ron Winter is retiring after 19 seasons in the NFL. Continue reading

6 observations from Super Bowl XLVIII

McAulay crew handles first dud Super Bowl in 10 years Well, this year’s Super Bowl will not go down as a classic in terms of excitement, but the Seahawks’ defensive performance will be talked about for a long time.  Peyton … Continue reading

Patriots get interference flag on last-second play, seconds later flag picked up

Game ends on defensive pass interception Post updates: comments from former supervisor Jim Daopoulos and pool report with referee Clete Blakeman With three seconds to go, down by 4, and with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at the helm, you know … Continue reading

Media tape: clock on penalties, spot on slide, tangled feet PI

The latest media tape by Dean Blandino has been posted by the NFL, which we will use as the weekly training tape on unusual calls. The vice president of officiating discussed these calls: The clock remains stopped on penalties inside … Continue reading

After Further Review: OT flag on new rule draws shrug from Belichick

The big call of the week was Tony Michalek’s flag on a Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones shoved his teammate into the Jets offensive line on an overtime field goal attempt [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. “I’m sure the league … Continue reading

Panthers’ Smith trashes ‘garbage’ official who doesn’t cover wide receivers

U Dan Ferrell blamed for calls outside his keys Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has a complaint about a specific official he would like everyone to know about. As Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported: I was told by … Continue reading

NFL alters playoff assignment procedure

The procedure for the assigning officials to playoff games will be slightly different this season. In previous seasons, the league assigned the eight highest ranking crews to the first two rounds of the playoffs, rather than by individual merit. Individual … Continue reading

Time to change NFL pass interference rule?

In officiating circles, there is a saying among the deep officials (back judge, side judge, and field judge) that the game for them is 58 minutes of boredom and two minutes of sheer terror.  For those officials, pass interference is … Continue reading

Denver: DPI on Tebow’s :00 jump ball?

Week 5: Broncos at Chargers There are grumblings in the Mile High City about the last-second desperation pass by Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The pass landed incomplete, however, the Mile High Report is throwing a virtual flag for defensive pass … Continue reading

NFL admits pass interference on pick-6

Week 12: Colts at Chargers An item that flew by our desk late last week that we are getting to now: Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, quoted in Friday morning’s Indianapolis Star, said that the league admitted to a blown … Continue reading