Targeting has been a major focus of media and fans in the first few weeks of the 2021 college football season. It sped to the forefront when four targeting fouls were confirmed during the Monday night contest between Ole Miss and Louisiana in Week 1. In the Week 2 matchup
Embed from Getty Images Report: CBS and Carey 'mutually agreed to part ways'Former NFL official Mike Carey will no longer analyze NFL calls and rules for CBS sports. According to reports, Carey and CBS mutually agreed to go their separate ways.Carey surprised the NFL in the summer of 2014 when he announced
Week 14: Colts at Bengals (video)
Updated with pool report below.
Referee Jeff Triplette had a rough week defending his call to let the clock run when there was confusion over which down it was. The league said he should have stopped the clock. This week, he is under the microscope for
The replay officials are now under collective bargaining agreement through 2020, having worked the first four weeks of the season on an expired deal. Replay officials are on a separate collective bargaining agreement from the on-field officials. Last year, the on-field officials were locked out by the league, until an
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
It elicits snickers from football fans when it happens, and it sometimes trends on Twitter. Referee Ed Hochuli turns on his microphone to explain a ruling, and some fans joke that it is NFL open mic night. An example from 2009:
We reviewed whether the ball was fumbled down near the
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
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
Week 13: Packers at Giants
1st Quarter | 2:12 remaining | Tied 7-7 | Giants ball | 3rd & 6 @ GB 20 | video
Update, 12/6: Video link added.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin, in a game fraught with very tight replay situations, challenged an incomplete pass from quarterback Eli Manning to receiver
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