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Replacement officials miss 12 men on field call in Broncos – Steelers game, Peyton Manning not amused

As expected, there was some sloppy officiating around the league in week one. The replacement officials got their first test in real games and the results were mixed. One particularly bad missed call happened in the Sunday night game between … Continue reading

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Refs Miss Defenseless Reciever Call in Superbowl

After a season full of penalties for hits on defenseless receivers, I was pretty surprised that the Packers got away with what looked to me like a textbook penalty. Late in the third quarter the Steelers fail to convert a … Continue reading

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Bad call on Ravens Punt return Touchdown

The playoff game between the Steelers and the Ravens had several questionable calls, but I thought this one was the worst.  Ravens punt returner Lardarious Webb made an amazing play to score the touchdown and give the Ravens some much … Continue reading

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What is a defenseless receiver? A comparison of hits.

This season the NFL has taken a very strong stand on player safety.  As a result of this we have seen more penalties called for hits on a “defenseless receiver”.  But what exactly is a defenseless receiver?  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Missed Helmet to Helmet Call in Steelers – Ravens Game

This is getting ridiculous. NFL officials have once again managed to screw up a helmet to helmet call. This time it was a blatant leading with the helmet tackle by a Ravens defender on a defenseless Steelers receiver Heath Miller … Continue reading

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James Harrison Flagged For Helmet to Helmet hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison was penalized for another questionable helmet to helmet hit this week.  This time it was against Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills.  It might have been a borderline hit, but officials ruled that it was … Continue reading

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Bad Call of the Week: Week 7

This week’s bad call of the week is a tie between two horrible, game changing calls.   One was the Ben Roethlisberger phantom TD/fumble-but  somehow not really a fumble after review.  The other bad call of the week was for the … Continue reading

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