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  1. AFC East's best: No. 18 Sebastian Vollmer

    Tim Graham

    The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ... VollmerAbout the choice: Sebastian Vollmer emerged as one of the league's best right tackles in 2010. He committed five penalties and allowed one sack, according to S...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  2. Will trash talk boost Jets-Pats penalties?

    Tim Graham

    Here's example No. 1,675 why it's a bad idea to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. In response to the kind of colorful dialogue you might hear in a Quentin Tarantino film, the NFL has warned teams to watch themselves on the field and that any...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  3. Chan Gailey out to eliminate sloppy flags

    Tim Graham

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey nearly recoiled when I brought up the subject. Presnap penalties. Every coach dislikes a yellow flag before the play begins. Gailey seems to have a more intense disdain for presnap penalties th...

    Blog | August 01, 2010
  4. Bills have penalty issues on O-line

    Tim Graham

    The Buffalo Bills had the NFL's most-penalized offensive line last year. It induced 48 flags, six more than the next team, the Oakland Raiders. The Bills' O-line surrendered 261 penalty yards, second to the Dallas Cowboys. Clearly, the Bills mu...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  5. The book on Ravens-Pats ref Steratore

    Tim Graham

    The NFL assigned referee Gene Steratore to Sunday's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium. A few notes about Steratore and his crew from the 2009 regular season: Their 176 penalties tied for the...

    Blog | January 10, 2010
  6. Jets O 'embarrassing, irritating, frustrating'

    Tim Graham

    Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions. Thomas Jones, the star back of the NFL's best rushing offense, averaged 2.7 yards a carry. Jones and perennial Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca committed unnecessary roughness penalties at costly times. They missed t...

    Blog | December 21, 2009
  7. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    For a considerable chunk of the season, the Buffalo Bills led the NFL in penalties. They surrendered their status as the least-disciplined team in Week 9 only because they had a bye. When the Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron after Week 10, oppon...

    Blog | December 19, 2009
  8. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    One of the bigger stories that lingered from last weekend was Flozell Adams' unsportsmanlike blindside hit. The Dallas Cowboys left tackle was fined $50,000 for jacking New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck from behind on a missed field goal. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2009
  9. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    The AFC East has been on its best behavior lately. Division teams are averaging 2.7 marked-off penalties since Week 12, including the New York Jets' 19-13 victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night. There were only four flags in that game...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  10. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Two penalty-related items caught my eye on Mike Reiss' blog at ESPNBoston.com. Reiss noted the New England Patriots already had surpassed last season's total of accepted penalties, and quarterback Tom Brady had been cited for delay of game almost ...

    Blog | November 28, 2009
  11. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    When it comes to false starts, the Buffalo Bills have been finger-choppin' bad. At his first practice Wednesday, interim head coach Perry Fewell gave an indication of how much tolerance he'll have for false starts. The Bills lead the NFL by far wi...

    Blog | November 21, 2009
  12. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    In honor of Sunday night's duel between two of the greatest quarterbacks ever to fling a Wilson, let's revisit pass interference calls in this week's edition of Calls and Effect. The New England Patriots' and Indianapolis Colts' secondaries will b...

    Blog | November 14, 2009
  13. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Why isn't anybody barking about Trent Edwards having his own special set of rules? Turns out Edwards has drawn just as many roughing the passer calls as Tom Brady, the subject of a Joey Porter rant that alleged the NFL gives Brady favorable treatm...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  14. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Indianapolis Star reporter Phil Richards wrote a piece this week about the spike in roughing the passer calls thanks to the so-called Tom Brady rule. There has been a lot of whining from defensive players and pundits. They've mocked the rule as on...

    Blog | October 31, 2009
  15. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    There's value in taking a look beyond the number of penalties a team commits to see what it's being flagged for most often. If a team keeps getting caught for the same infraction, it can be telling. Nine teams have double-digit flags for a spec...

    Blog | October 24, 2009
  16. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    We've already hammered the Buffalo Bills enough this week about their proclivity for yellow flags. Plenty has been written about their league-leading 51 flags and league-leading 44 accepted penalties and left tackle Demetrius Bell topping the NFL ...

    Blog | October 17, 2009