Referee Scott Novak and umpire Ramon George faced a difficult and potentially dangerous play in Week 14: a fumble scramble turned into a surprising touchdown run for the Miami Dolphins. https://streamable.com/gshb65 There a few mechanics things to unpack here. See leather! When there's a fumble and the ball disappears under a pile of several
Travis Kelce loses ball in slowest fumble ever
#460119810 / gettyimages.com Week 14: Chiefs at Cardinals (video) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has a reception with the ball popping out after he is down. The replay review reversed it on a really tight observation, but correct, nonetheless. The key is when Kelce loses control of the ball, because a ball
Roundtable Week 8: illegal bats in football, Brees’s consecutive false starts
Leavy hits Steelers with 3 questionable calls
A series of calls in the second quarter by Bill Leavy's crew were questionable at best. Non-restrictive pass interference. A deep incomplete pass was flagged for defensive pass interference, despite a lack of contact that restricted the wide receiver. The penalty gave the Giants 41 extra yards on their touchdown drive.
Anatomy of a replay gone wrong
Leavy’s empty-hand ruling close. Correct?
Bouncing fumble near sideline is tight call
Week 3: Redskins at Cowboys 1st quarter | 2:09 remaining | video. It was like threading a needle, but the Redskins very carefully recovered a Cowboys fumble near the sideline. Good collaborative call from line judge Adrian Hill (#29) and field judge Craig Wrolstad on the initial call. It wasn't until
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
Week 16 “Offical Review”: Catch and control, keeping fumble in bounds
We haven't been reviewing the "Official Review" segments on the NFL Network this season since its debut under Carl Johnson. Johnson, the new vice-president of officiating, has not appeared on the network's signature program NFL Total Access on a weekly basis, like his predecessor, Mike Pereira. In addition, the segment