Media tape: Blandino says foul on punter should be 15 yards

Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino released his weekly media tape last Friday (download), so I wanted to backtrack to highlight the key points because there were many unusual scenarios on the video. Blandino, for one, clarified an officiating mechanic on blocked punts that closes an enforcement gap reported last

Texans missed punt block could have been challenged by Colts?

Ultimately would be 4th down again, not automatic 1st down Week 9: Colts at Texans (video at :53) "The Texans looked to have got away with one," said NBC announcer Al Michaels, as the Texans snap the ball to eliminate the possibility of the previous play being challenged. On a 4th-and-9 punt, Colts

After Further Review: Safety is number 1 priority

Some of the officiating news items from Sunday: A couple of puzzling replay reviews: Mike Carey allowed a catch to stand, despite clear evidence the pass was incomplete, according to our Roundtable experts [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. Bill Vinovich ruled a player touched a loose ball with his foot while out

Seahawks catch curiously upheld

Week 9: Buccaneers at Seahawks A five-yard completion to Ricardo Lockette at the end of the third quarter was challenged by Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano for what appeared to be a fairly pedestrian overturn. On the play, it appeared that Lockette was able to complete to process of the catch aided

Quick calls: Week 9

You can follow our coverage on Twitter, and we will also post here some notable calls and describe some of the complicated rulings of the weekend. If you see something interesting, confusing, or controversial in this week's games, let's us know by giving us the quarter and time (if known) and

Week 9 referee assignments

Bill Vinovich, seen here flipping the coin to start overtime in last season's divisional playoff, brings his crew to Houston for Sunday Night Football. The crews of Carl Cheffers, Terry McAulay, John Parry, and Gene Steratore are off this week. Thursday, Oct. 31 Bengals at Dolphins NFLN — Bill Leavy Sunday, Nov. 3 Chiefs at