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Pereira: “a pretty well-officiated Sunday”

Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books and, as usual, former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira had many calls to break down. Pereira said that Bill Leavy’s crew was correct is calling the Buccaneers’ Adrian Clayborn and Dashon Goldson for unnecessary roughness fouls…

Is a wider field coming to NFL stadiums?

The NFL’s Competition Committee last year briefly considered widening the field of play and some people think the NFL should consider the proposal again. According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, the NFL briefly considered widening the field similar to the dimensions of the Canadian Football League.  The CFL field is 35-feet wider…

NFL VP of operations pressed on lockout

NFL executive vice president for football operations, Ray Anderson, clarified the NFL’s proposal regarding full-time officials and scoffed at the idea that the integrity of the game would be compromised with replacement officials.  The NFL has locked out members of the NFL Referees Association in a contact dispute and has hired replacement officials to call…