In a foxsports.com piece today, former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira ripped John Gruden a new one over his lack of knowledge regarding hits to a defenseless receiver. Gruden's comments following two plays where one hit was ruled illegal and the other clean during Monday night's Falcons-Saints matchup, Pereira had just anbout enough:
"I am not a fan of Gruden’s. Not today, not yesterday, not when I worked for the NFL and not when I was working on the field as a side judge. He was a loudmouth as a coach who constantly disrespected officials and he is a blowhard in the broadcast booth who spouts off when he doesn’t know what he is talking about".