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After Further Review

After Further Review: Reunions, points of emphasis, and roughness fouls




  • Quick calls for Week 1 [Football Zebras]
  • You make the call on the punt coverage for the Browns [Ben Austro/Football Zebras]
  • The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks realize they may be the motivation behind the highly enforced illegal contact penalty [Sam Farmer/LA Times]
  • Calls for illegal contact and defensive holding, points of emphasis for 2014, are up in preseason. [Kevin Seifert/ESPN]
  • Although, there probably won’t be any real difference [Neil Payne/FiveThirtyEight]
  • Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is clearly not a fan of the roughing the passer enforcement penalty today, and suggests it be reviewable. [Matt Hammond/SportsRadio 610, Hou]
  • Orakpo’s teammate, safety DeAngelo Hall, was tagged with an unsportsmanlike conduct that offset an offensive pass interference penalty. Hall said he wasn’t the instigator: “I told the ref, and he understood. He said, ‘Alright, I’ll look out for it next time.'” [Hammond]
  • A no-call helmet hit to a defenseless receiver by Bears safety Chris Conte will likely be fined [Mike Pereira/Fox Sports]
  • Antonio Brown earned a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness in the Steelers-Browns competition in Pittsburgh today. Brown said he didn’t mean to contact Brown punter Spencer Lanning in the head. [Scott Brown/ESPN]
  • “It’s one of those plays that they know that’s 36. Everyone knows about D.J. [Swearinger] … He’s kind of been targeted [by the officials],” said Texans safety Danieal Manning [Will Grubb/SportsRadio 610, Hou]
  • Referee Pete Morelli has a reunion with an alumni of St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif., where he is principal [h/t SB Nation]