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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 clear to provide contrary evidence. When there is clear video evidence, but it  is not…

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 be singled out means that one has, at least, leveled a controversial ruling or, at…

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 game, not to defend it, but to answer the questions surrounding it and the decisions…

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 ball and do something after that point, such as run with the ball, change direction,…

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 of the clock was also reversed from stopped (on the touchdown call)  to running (down…

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 a replay review of the final play. Carey was already off the field when he…