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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Articles tagged: Referees

Could the NFL be covering for its officials with Deflategate?

Does anyone really trust the NFL? Before I get accused of being a New England Patriots homer, let’s make one thing clear — I’m not saying the Pats are innocent. It is not out of the realm of possibility that Tom Brady and/or other members of the team instructed a ball boy to take air…Read More

Dez Bryant catch reversed by referees (Video)

An incredible 4th-down catch by Dez Bryant was reversed by the referees upon review, essentially ending the Cowboys’ chances of a comeback win in Green Bay on Sunday. The Cowboys had a 4th-and-2 at the Green Bay 32 down 26-21 to the Packers in the NFC divisional playoff game between the teams Sunday, and Tony…Read More

NFL admits refs missed crucial hold against Ndamukong Suh

The NFL admitted on Tuesday that the controversial pass interference no-call may not have been the most important gift the Dallas Cowboys were given during their win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. There was also a blatant hold on Ndamukong Suh that should have been called. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFL informed…Read More

Pete Morelli explains pass interference flag being picked up

The largest controversy of the 2015 NFL playoffs was likely born on Sunday when a pass interference flag that was thrown on the Dallas Cowboys was picked up. And the explanation won’t make Detroit Lions fans feel any better about it. According to crew chief Pete Morelli, the back judge threw a flag for defensive…Read More

Cowboys-Lions key pass interference penalty changed by referees (Video)

A critical pass interference penalty in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game Sunday was changed by the referees, leading the Lions to punt and ultimately lose the game. Detroit had the ball for a 3rd-and-1 at the Cowboys 46 with 8:25 left, leading 20-17. Matt Stafford attempted a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew, but…Read More

Ed Hochuli sticks by roughing the passer call against 49ers

Referee Ed Hochuli made a roughing the passer call on Sunday that put the final nail in the San Francisco 49ers’ coffin, and it was a bad one. The Niners dialed up pressure and forced an incomplete pass on 3rd-and-5. Nick Moody and Antoine Bethea appeared to put clean hits on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell…Read More

49ers screwed on roughing the passer penalty (Video)

The 49ers were screwed in their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday when a roughing the passer penalty was called on a critical third down in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks had a 3rd-and-5 at the 15 and the 49ers sent pressure up the middle. Both Nick Moody and Antoine Bethea got to Russell…Read More

Refs fist bumped after Broncos TD because they made the right call (Video)

Two NFL officials created a bit of a stir on Sunday when they bumped fists after the Denver Broncos scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills. The exchange occurred after one of Broncos running back CJ Anderson’s three rushing touchdowns. When line judge John Hussey signaled that Anderson had scored, umpire Carl Paganelli came over…Read More

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