Pereira: Time to retire infamous tuck rule

It is a rule that rarely comes into play. In fact it is discussed far more often than it actually happens in the game. But the time the so-called Tuck Rule was applied in a snowy Raiders–Patriots game was enough to get fans of all stripes to unite in cause

Saturday’s Wild Card officiating

Saints at Seahawks Walt Coleman is the referee, heading up Terry McAulay's crew. First half. No replay reviews. Saints have 4 penalties for 18 yards, Seahawks 3/14, no penalties declined. 4th Quarter, 3:38 remaining. On the amazing touchdown run by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, did quarterback Matt Hasselbeck throw an illegal block

No home-town clock operator in game with ‘two’ home teams

The NFL is experimenting with a new clock operation system in the first preseason game in the new Meadowlands Stadium. During tonight's Giants–Jets game (Jets are the designated home team), the new Precision Time System devices will be worn by four officials on their belts to start and stop the

On-field measurement not decisive on TV

Week 6: Browns at Steelers The Cleveland Plain Dealer is questioning whether a first down measurement sustained a drive that resulted in a Steelers field goal against the Browns (video, forward to 1:31). The hometown paper's headline screams the Steelers got three unearned points as a result of the measurement. The camera

Why Texans TD catch was upheld

Week 2: Texans at Titans I knew once I saw the video of Jacoby Jones's touchdown catch for the Texans that this would need explaining. It did not take long before and comment came in linking it to the Raiders' overturned touchdown last week. (By the way, I vow that this

Walt Coleman joins dad in Ark. Hall of Fame

Walt Coleman is now a Hall of Famer. Don't expect to find a bust of him in Canton — there are currently no referees enshrined, despite many qualified candidates. Instead, the NFL head referee got a brief moment, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, to accept induction into the Arkansas Sports Hall