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MIKE PEREIRA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: NFL Making Game Ball Rule Changes After Deflategate

If there was one guaranteed outcome from the Deflatefate scandal, it was rule changes to game-ball preparation on the day of games. There needs to be one system of rules for how the balls are prepared, stored and monitored before and during the games, and it appears the NFL is trying to make this a reality. According to Mike Pereira of FOX Sports, some of the rule changes include...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL tweaks wording in attempt to clarify 'Dez Bryant Rule'

The good news is the NFL is rewording one of its most confusing rules. The bad news, though, is the rule’s still kind of confusing. The rule about what constitutes a catch, which once was referred to as the “Calvin Johnson rule,” and now may be known as the “Dez Bryant rule,” has been tweaked by the NFL. Arguably the most notable instance of the rule came last season...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira, Former VP Of NFL Officiating: Jameis Winston Should’ve Been Ejected For Contact With Ref

Jameis Winston made contact with an official during today’s Florida State-Boston College game. In the third quarter of the contest, Winston, appearing to want to get a play off before the Golden Eagles’ defense was set, attempted to shove a referee out of his way.  Winston was not flagged for the act and the announcers for ABC’s telecast of the game made light of the contact...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Calls Mike Pereira’s Officiating Claims ‘Irresponsible’ In Blunt Statement

SEC called Mike Pereira's officiating claims "irresponsible" in a very blunt statement.
Via Gamedayr
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira's Tough Calls Sweepstakes

Keep the conversation going with Mike Pereira each week in real time, by tweeting him your comments, questions and feedback using the hashtag “KFCToughCallsSweeps”.    Each week through Sunday of Week 13, he’ll select one Tweet to highlight in his digital weekly video segment and to receive a special MP/Referee Prize pack, pending confirmation of eligibility.   Additionally...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Carey’s CBS debut was a little stiff

CBS Sports finally went the Mike Pereira route this year by hiring a full-time former official to be their rules expert.  Former referee Mike Carey made his debut on Sunday… and it’s apparent he has a ways to go before he becomes as comfortable on TV as Pereira. Here was his first interaction with the top broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms from the CBS studio.  As far...
Via Awful Announcing
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira on Mike Carey asking off Redskins games: 'I honored his request'

Former NFL referee Mike Carey's comments about not wanting to officiate Redskins games were another chapter added into the already-heated debate when they were revealed on Wednesday. Carey, now a part of the CBS broadcast crew, kept his request mum until after leaving the NFL. When the request was allegedly made in 2006, Mike Pereira, now a member of the FOX NFL Sunday broadcast...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted: “More offense!” According to a […] Pereira...
Via Steelers Depot
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira Takes Issue With Fake Punt Forward Progress Ruling In Chiefs-Chargers Game

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has now made his thoughts known on the overtime call made by the officials during the late game fake punt between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On the play, the officials declared that the forward progress of safety Eric Weddle had been stopped prior to the football being ripped from his arms by a Chiefs defensive player...
Via Steelers Depot
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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