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  1. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  2. Rewind'12: Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz halted one of the training camp practices I covered last summer to, uh, remind players that he would have a low tole...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  3. Dirty Laundry: Intent of delay penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's address one of the secondary issues resulting from last Thursday's eye-opening penalty against Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Namely: What was the original intent of the rule that quashed the Lions' opportunity to challenge an obviously inco...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Fine with Jim Schwartz's decision to kick

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a moment to wrap up a loose end from the Detroit Lions' 26-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Here's where we left it in our Rapid Reaction post: What I'm curious to know more about: A pair of penalties on a fourth-quarter extra poi...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. Halftime: Eagles 7, Lions 6

    Kevin Seifert

    PHILADELPHIA -- Some thoughts at halftime from Lincoln Financial Field: I'm not sure what's more concerning for the Detroit Lions: The play of quarterback Matthew Stafford or their penalty total. We'll start with the former. Stafford is compl...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  6. Dirty Laundry: Tips and pass interference

    Kevin Seifert

    When it is legal for a defensive player to interfere with an eligible receiver once the ball is in the air? Many of you asked that question this week after referee Walt Anderson overturned a pass interference penalty on the Dallas Cowboys during the ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  7. Penalty Tracker: Focus on offensive lines

    Kevin Seifert

    We discussed a number of officiating issues over the past few days, from the Chicago Bears' penalty for 12 men on the field to the "double-sack" Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford endured. I didn't see the need for an additional Dirty Laundry...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  8. CampTour'12: Addressing Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In an unusual moment Wednesday morning, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz called his team into a huddle near the far end of a practice field. The previous 75 minutes had produced one too many false starts and encroachment penaltie...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. Hargrove penalty: NFL now discredits video

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove has insisted on multiple occasions that a key piece of evidence against him in the New Orleans Saints bounty issue is a case of mistaken identity. Voice recognition analysis confirmed that Hargrove was...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  10. Ashley Fox: Reduce bounty penalties?

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is waiting until at least Friday to rule on the appeals of four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, including current Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove. ESPN.com NFL columnist Ash...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  11. Hargrove alleges game-changing error

    Kevin Seifert

    For the most part, we have focused our bounty coverage on Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, who will be suspended for the first eight games of the season unless the NFL shortens or eliminates the penalty. After Hargrove's explosiv...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. NFL attorney: Hargrove was told to lie

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday we noted that Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove received the second-harshest penalty among the four players suspended in the NFL's investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. In a news release, the league ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  13. First glance: Anthony Hargrove's penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. We all knew that new Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was a member of the New Orleans Saints during the time when the NFL says the Saints' well-discussed bounty program was in place. But I'm not sure any of us expected Hargro...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  14. Verdict gives Chris Cook another chance

    Kevin Seifert

    You've probably heard by now that a jury has found Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook not guilty on all charges related to a domestic incident last October. The NFL could still levy a penalty under its personal conduct policy, but Thursday's ver...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  15. Lions-Saints: Penalties and success

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions this season have provided anecdotal evidence of what has long been asserted through statistical analysis: Penalty totals don't necessarily correlate with winning percentage. The Lions ranked third in the NFL this season in accept...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  16. Levy-Webb: The face mask that wasn't

    Kevin Seifert

    Judge for yourself. Here is the photo evidence of a clear face mask penalty that occurred on the final play of the Detroit Lions' 34-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy sure seems to have a firm grasp of Vikings qu...

    Blog | December 11, 2011