Mike Carey not heard from again after being wrong earlier

Viewers watching the Super Bowl on Sunday noticed something interesting in the second half: Mike Carey was nowhere to be heard from. Carey has been CBS’ version of Mike Pereira, a former referee brought in during the telecast to help provide more insight when officials review plays. Early in the game, he was brought in to share his analysis following a Carolina challenge on an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS rules expert Mike Carey may not be good, but he might be right

Former referee Mike Carey must have thought going into television for CBS would be easy after calling NFL games on the field for 15 years. When a referee gets a call wrong, he gets booed by 70,000 fans at a game, a few million more at home. Hell, even when he gets a call right, if it goes against the home team, a referee is getting serenaded with dissent. And yet, as stressful as...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS says it will continue to use Mike Carey as rules analyst saying he’s right more often than not

The public perception is that NFL on CBS rules analyst Mike Carey is almost always wrong. There are times during Thursday Night Football and during the AFC Championship when his calls seemed to be so far off, they were laughable. One particular call during the AFC Championship where fans took Carey to task was when Peyton Manning threw a backwards pass. Carey was asked what the...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira: Don't blame refs, 'Marvin Lewis lost control of his team'

The fiasco of an ending between the Steelers and Bengals on Saturday night included many guilty parties, but FOX Sports NFL rules expert Mike Pereira made one thing clear: Don't blame the refs."Although I respect him greatly, Marvin Lewis lost control of his team," Pereira said.The game was chippy all night, but it really unraveled with under under 30 seconds left and the Steelers...
Via Fox Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots lose after electing to kickoff with OT coin toss (Video)

The New England Patriots made the perplexing decision to kickoff after winning the overtime coin toss, and it arguably cost them the game Sunday as the New York Jets drove 80 yards in five plays to win 26-20. One of my favorite sequences in NFL history. "We wanna kick off...wait we won, we get to choose!" pic.twitter.com/2I5WvOtxHq— KFC (@KFCBarstool) December 27, 2015After correctly...
Via Holdout Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Pereira Thinks Antonio Brown Touchdown Catch Should’ve Stood

While it doesn’t mean anything at this point, Mike Pereira, the NFL’s former Vice President of Officiating and current rules analyst at FOX Sports, believes Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was robbed of a touchdown early in the second quarter of the Sunday loss to the Baltimore Ravens. On... The post Video: Mike Pereira Thinks Antonio Brown Touchdown Catch Should’ve...
Via Steelers Depot
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Which NFL teams destroyed their playoff hopes with Week 14 losses?

The debris of destroyed playoff hopes litters the NFL’s Week 14 landscape. It’s bad enough to be part of the “In the Hunt” column this time of year when the playoff picture is shown on TV. It’s even worse to have several names above you on that list of teams that wouldn’t be in the playoffs if the season ended at that time. These four teams all are still alive mathematically...
Via The Sports Daily
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: This time, Dez didn't make the catch (VIDEO)

Dez Bryant's now infamous non-catch in the playoffs last season has created quite the ripple this season when it comes to calls on the field.Unfortunately, Bryant didn't make many catches (one for nine yards) on Sunday in the Cowboys' loss at the Packers.But of course he could not escape Green Bay without some controversy. Bryant had a first-half catch overturned, and FOX NFL rule...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Clemson Wins ACC Championship After Controversial Penalty (Photo)

Do us a favor and take a look at this photo: "Nobody's offsides" pic.twitter.com/HNIDQXYQFc — InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) December 6, 2015 Does anyone look offsides to you? We’re guessing no, but the referees in the ACC Championship Game thought someone was. The controversial call came on an onside-kick attempt by No. 10 North Carolina. The Tar Heels had just made...
Via NESN.com
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: Referees got it right with crucial facemask penalty

Was it the strongest facemask penalty in the world? No, but it was enough.FOX NFL rules expert Mike Pereira broke down the key call from the Green Bay Packers' win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. And while people out there complained that it wasn't a penalty, Pereira begs to differ.Put it this way: It's a penalty that's going to get called "90 percent of the time".You can...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

James Jones wears hoodie in Minnesota and it is legal

    Those watching Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota probably noticed something unusual sticking out the back of James Jones’ jersey. Yes, the Green Bay wide receiver was wearing a hoodie underneath his jersey for the game. Jones wearing the hoodie led to questions about whether or not it was legal given that it’s so uncommon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira: No way Miami play was a touchdown

On Saturday night, the Miami Hurricanes shocked the Duke Blue Devils with a miracle kick return that included eight laterals as time expired. However, the play was surrounded by plenty of controversy. There was a block in the back flag which was inexplicably picked up, a player who was clearly down before pitching the ball and Miami players running onto the field without their helmets...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: If West's celebration was meant to be sexually suggestive, that's a no-no

Charcandrick West and the Chiefs had themselves some fun on Sunday, routing the Lions in London.However, FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira said that one of West's maneuvers may have crossed the line.After scoring a touchdown in the second quarter, West's wonky touchdown celebration followed."Whatever it was, it wasn't very good," Pereira explained.He added that the league does not...
Via Fox Sports
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Analyst, Ex-Ref Mike Pereira: No Way Miami Play Was A TD

By now, you’ve probably seen that Miami defeated Duke last night 30-27 on an insane kickoff return as time expired. After the play happened, debate raged on social media regarding whether or not a Miami player was down before pitching the football or if the ‘Canes had gotten away with multiple infractions on the play.  Mike Pereira, former VP of Officiating for the NFL and current...
Via College Spun
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Officials incorrectly slap Ravens with penalty late in game (video)

We still don’t know what defines a catch in the NFL, and apparently, we still don’t know what the difference between a nice gadget play and illegal formation is, either. The Baltimore Ravens trailed the Arizona Cardinals 26-18 and were driving late in the game on Monday night, when they were a victims of a poor call by the officials, who incorrectly penalized them for illegal...
Via The Sports Daily
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: Steelers DL Cam Heyward will be fined $11K for honoring late father

Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward was fined last week for writing "Iron Head" on his eye black. Heyward, whose personal message to his late father who died of cancer, doubled down this week by doing it again. FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira says that Heyward will be fined $11K this week.
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: Illegal bat is not a reviewable play

The NFL might have one of next offseason's first orders of business after Monday night.  While the league typically expands the list of reviewable calls, it does so after controversy strikes. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright's illegal bat is not a reviewable play, FOX Sports 1 NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira said.  The league may revisit that ruling following a play that had the...
Via Fox Sports
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: Rams WR Bailey should expect to hear from the league office

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey should be prepared to open up his wallet. After the wide receiver scored in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Bailey used the ball as a prop. Bailey pretended that the ball was a pillow and acted like he was taking a nap. Watch NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira in the video above to find out why Bailey should expect to hear from...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NFL Referee Mike Pereira Believes Low Hit On Ben Roethlisberger Was Illegal

Was Sunday’s low hit to the left leg of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger legal? Was it dirty? Head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he didn’t have a problem with the hit, but the league might wind up seeing it differently when they review the play this... The post Former NFL Referee Mike Pereira Believes Low Hit On Ben Roethlisberger Was Illegal appeared...
Via Steelers Depot
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking the Huddle: Episode 4 with Mike Pereira

Joel dives into officiating with rules guru, Mike Pereira. Mike points out where the NFL could learn from the college game, the need to speed and what should change from a rules standpoint. Also, Joel explains what arm talent really means, and why Jarred Goff has a ton of it. Plus, Alabama his problem. A Nick Saban problem.
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Elena Tambini – Italian Soccer Referee & TV Analyst

  It’s not new that Elena Tambini is an Italian soccer referee. She’s been doing it for at least a few years, according to her social media accounts. What’s new is that she’s now turned the ref job into a TV gig. Tambini, who is 26, started her TV career in August as the equivalent of Mike Pereira for an Italian sports channel. Once again, the U.S. is always a step behind...
Via Busted Coverage
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: Could Tom Brady's overturned suspension cause a labor stoppage?

The NFL and players' union is in its fifth season since the latest collective bargaining agreement was ratified. With commissioner Roger Goodell acting as the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to discipline, Judge Richard M. Berman's ruling that nullified Tom Brady's four-game suspension could be a point of emphasis down the road. FOX Sports NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Mike Cole The good news is the NFL is rewording one of its most confusing rules. The bad news, though, the rule is 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...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira gives final ruling on Dez Bryant's non-catch vs. Packers

One of the biggest controversies came at the most crucial moments during last year's playoffs.  With the Dallas Cowboys facing fourth down and a little over four minutes remaining, quarterback Tony Romo threw a 31-yard pass down the left sideline to wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant grabbed the ball with both hands, took two steps before falling to the ground, squirting the ball...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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