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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Most everybody was on their best behavior in the AFC East last week. Discipline, however, wasn't enough for two teams. The AFC East's two losers -- the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets -- committed six penalties for 40 yards. ...

    Blog | October 10, 2009
  14. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    While their divisional rivals were mostly disciplined in Week 3, the Buffalo Bills shot to the top of the AFC East penalty tracker with Sunday's sloppy loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Bills committed 14 penalties. A dozen of them were accepted...

    Blog | October 03, 2009
  15. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Nobody can dispute the New York Jets are a nasty horde. You could tell by the bewildered expressions on Matt Schaub's and Tom Brady's faces. Another indication of the Jets' aggression can be found in the amount of yellow flags that have been throw...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  16. Pollard's hit on Brady now illegal

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham AP Photo/Winslow Townson Bernard Pollard's hit below the knees of Tom Brady would incur a 15-yard penalty this season. DANA POINT, Calif. -- Tom Brady won...

    Blog | March 24, 2009