Tag Archives: replay

Triplette reversal gives TD to Bengals. Was it enough to overturn?

Week 14: Colts at Bengals (video) Updated with pool report below. Referee Jeff Triplette had a rough week defending his call to let the clock run when there was confusion over which down it was. The league said he should … Continue reading

Replay officials sign CBA, worked under deal that expired prior to season

The replay officials are now under collective bargaining agreement through 2020, having worked the first four weeks of the season on an expired deal. Replay officials are on a separate collective bargaining agreement from the on-field officials. Last year, the … Continue reading

Teams, replay official need all-angle access

After Further Review: A look at the NFL replay review system Part 3 of a 4-part series While replay is not the all-correcting eraser for every call, it is a useful tool for fixing pivotal plays when the video is … Continue reading

Microphone is ref’s friend for no-sense rules

It elicits snickers from football fans when it happens, and it sometimes trends on Twitter. Referee Ed Hochuli turns on his microphone to explain a ruling, and some fans joke that it is NFL open mic night. An example from … Continue reading

SJ Hayes’ clutch call on Manningham catch

4th quarter | 3:46 remaining | Patriots 17-15 | Giants ball | 1st & 10 @ NYG 12 | video A Super Bowl official is most content with going through an entire game without his name being mentioned once. To … Continue reading

Anatomy of a replay gone wrong

NFC Divisional Playoff: Giants at Packers 1st Quarter | 1:46 | Giants 10-3 | Packers ball | 1st & 10 @ NYG 39 | video (at 1:21) We are going to deconstruct the big call from Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff … Continue reading

Coughlin ‘sick to my stomach’ when photo shows 4-point challenge was right

Week 13: Packers at Giants 1st Quarter | 2:12 remaining | Tied 7-7 | Giants ball | 3rd & 6 @ GB 20 | video Update, 12/6: Video link added. Giants coach Tom Coughlin, in a game fraught with very … Continue reading

League backs up Triplette review of TD

Week 3: Giants at Eagles The description of the “process of the catch” has been fixed in the rulebook, but that does not mean that the ruling has become any easier for spectators. The basic premise remains unchanged: catch the … Continue reading

Cheffers addresses Belichick timeout

Week 3: Patriots at Bills Not much information here, but when a referee gives a pool report to the media, we report it here. The Bills scored a late-fourth-quarter touchdown that was reversed on replay. As a result of the reversal, the status … Continue reading

Carey announces game over to nobody

It really was a non-issue, but the Bills interception (video) of the final Hail Mary pass from Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell was decisive. Game over. However, referee Mike Carey received a buzz on his pager indicating that there would be … Continue reading