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New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit's Jim Schwartz couldn't understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia's Andy Reid felt ignored while trying to decline a penalty.
The furor over the work of replacement officials reached something of a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, when even deciphering downs and distance became a challenge.
In Sunday night's Ravens-Patriots game, shoving matches followed even insignificant plays. One TV analyst called it the substitute-teacher syndrome: See how much you can get away with before the real thing returns.
Broncos coach John Fox was fined $30,000 Monday and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for verbal abuse of the officials during a Monday night game against Atlanta on Sept. 17.
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Bill Belichick lost his composure after Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game. It looked like Belichick wanted to confront the replacement officials about the lack of a challenge after Ravens kicker Justin Tucker just barely kicked the ball above the uprights. The rule, which Belichick surely knows by now, is that a ball through the uprights is challenge-able, a ball above the uprights...
The moralizing and pontificating began as soon as Football Night In America cameras captured New England coach Bill Belichick running and grabbing a member of the officiating crew's arm in the chaotic aftermath of Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game.
Media giddily tweeted: Get ready for a FedEx envelope, Billy.
Tony Dungy lectured from his bully pulpit.
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The NFL has fined Bill Bellichick $50,000 for his contact with a referee following Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Following the 27-yard game winning field goal by Raven kicker Justin Tucker, Belichick grabbed and confronted an official.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson says that the fine was for impermissible physical contact with an...
Bill Belichick will undoubtedly hear from the NFL offices this week after he grabbed a replacement referee after the Patriots’ 31-30 loss to the Ravens.
On Friday, we told you the league sent a memo to each team warning them that they would no longer tolerate anyone being anything other than nice to the replacement refs. And we’ll go out on a limb and say that grabbing a referee...
The NFL has fined Bill Belichick $50,000 for “impermissible physical contact with an official.” The incident occurred when Belichick grabbed the arm of an official as they were leaving the field after Baltimore kicked a winning field goal at the end of Sunday’s game. The kick has become one of the many instances of confusion [...]
Everyone’s favorite Napoleon complex-stricken NFL coach, Bill Belichick, was at it again on Sunday night as his mounting frustration toward the NFL replacement officials finally boiled over in a pathetic post-game display of misguided anger.
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This weekend can be described as a comedy of errors with the NFL’s replacement refs. The controversial ending to the Ravens vs. Patriots featured a Justin Tucker game-winning field goal that many Pats players thought was out. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was so incensed, that he attempted to run down the officiating crew after the [...]
As was to be expected sports radio was all about the Patriots and their second straight loss Sunday night. There were a bunch of different story lines that dominated the airwaves. Obviously the referees and how poorly the game was called was the lead story, but then there was also the Bill Belichick pushing an official following the game side of things, which got a lot more attention...
Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan isn't as fast at Bill Belichick. Shanahan wasn't able to grab a scab ref -- he simply chased him out of the tunnel while verbally assaulting...
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Tomorrow night at M & T Bank Stadium the Ravens will host the Patriots for Week 3 of this early NFL season. Most of the “experts” had this labeled as an early AFC Championship rematch, then during Week 2 both teams lost and set up a scenario in which the loser of this highly anticipated Sunday night tilt would drop below .500 and move to 1-2. Just to give you perspective...
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