Fox Sports pulled off a major coup in 2010 by hiring Mike Pereira, the former vice president of officiating, as a rules analyst. But, NBC has trumped Fox by adding the current head of officials to their coverage. Â Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli told Football Zebras, "any time we have
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Forecast for near-blizzard in Philadelphia invokes Rule 17 to postpone ‘SNF’ game
Hochuli has primetime microphone, disallows quick Packer snap after penalty
Week 15: Packers at Patriots After administering a pass interference penalty at the 1-yard line, the Packers were trying to snap the ball quickly, which referee Ed Hochuli announced was impermissible: We were coming out of a penalty and the team has the opportunity to line up. [Whistles heard after a pause.] There
Helmet-to-helmet hit may result in butt-to-bench, increased fines
After some nasty helmet-to-helmet collisions on the football field, it was comments made in the broadcast studio that attracted the attention of the NFL. On Sunday Night Football, former Chargers and Patriots safety Rodney Harrisonâ€”who was voted twice by his peers as the dirtiest player in the gameâ€”said that fines
Incorrect spot in end-of-regulation scramble could’ve impacted playoff race
Incomplete pass not called on key catch of Steelers opening drive
Week 4: Chargers at Steelers Pro Football Talk noticed a missed call on the Steelers opening drive during Sunday Night Football. (video) On the third offensive play of the game, Ben Roethlisberger (who just completed two passes on the first two plays) connected with Mike Wallace for 35 yards, taking the ball
How is forward progress not stopped when player lands 3 yards back?
Week 4: Chargers at Steelers In the Sunday Night Football game, the Chargers special teams player Jacob Hester is credited with a heads-up, 41-yard fumble-return touchdown. However, it is confusing how the Steelers punt returner Steve Logan was driven back three yards in control of the ball without being ruled down
Will Flozell Adams’ 3rd trip in 3 weeks mean 3rd consecutive fine this season?
Cowboys offensive tackle Flozell Adams may be fined for a third consecutive week in the three-week-old 2009 seasonâ€”which, we believe, would be unprecedented. To date, Adams was fined $5,000 in the season opener for helmet contact against the Buccaneers. In the Week 2 Sunday Night Football game, Adams administered two
Giants interception correctly goes to the spot of recovery, not spot of whistle
Week 2: Giants at Cowboys The amazing interception by the Giants' Kenny Phillips off of the foot of Cowboys' Jason Witten (video) could be the first use of what might be referred to as the "Ed Hochuli rule." You may remember last year's botched call in the Chargersâ€“Broncos game where an incomplete