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  1. Belichick to referee: Throw lots of flags

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Referee John Parry and members of his crew are in town to work with the Patriots, and he's received a message from coach Bill Belichick. This is what Belichick told Parry: "Throw flags -- put the flag on the ground, so when we...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. W2W4: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    LANDOVER, Md. -- The New England Patriots (0-0) and Washington Redskins (0-0) open their preseason schedules Thursday night at FedEx Field. First exposure to referees and point of emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. While some team...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. Ref explains picking up penalty flag

    Mike Reiss

    Below is a transcript of the pool report with referee Clete Blakeman from the game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium regarding the final play of the game. Pool Reporters in attendance were Mike Reiss o...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. Cleaning out the Patriots notebook

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cleaning out the Patriots notebook: Blakeman gets the call: Clete Blakeman has been assigned to referee Monday night's game between the Patriots and Panthers. This is Blakeman's first Patriots game of the 2013 regular season. ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  5. 'The replay system is not working'

    Mike Reiss

    "The replay system is not working. The ruling on the field stands. New England will not be charged a timeout." That was the announcement made by referee Walt Coleman midway through the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots' 30-23 victory over...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  6. Referee explains fumble review

    Mike Reiss

    Referee Bill Leavy answered a question about his replay review of Stevan Ridley's fourth-quarter fumble as part of a pool report after Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Here was the exchange: Q: Can you give an explanation on what you saw in the ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  7. Long & short of Patriots-49ers

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Sunday's Patriots-49ers game was the team's longest of the season, lasting 3 hours and 40 minutes. The lengthy game was due in part to a long second-quarter delay as referee Ed Hochuli and his crew sorted out a confusing specia...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  8. Hochuli gets call for Pats-49ers

    Mike Reiss

    Ed Hochuli has been assigned to referee Sunday's game between the Patriots and 49ers at Gillette Stadium. This is the first Patriots assignment of the season for Hochuli, the referee who is known for, among other things, his command on the microph...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  9. Kraft: 'Great long-term setup' with refs

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was in the middle of sharing details on the NFL's eight-year agreement with regular officials when he shifted course to address the team's fans (link here). "I want to speak to the fans who are frustrated, a...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  10. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says NFL has "great long-...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Thursday the NFL has a "great long-term setup" with its referees, who are set to return to work in Week 4.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  11. Belichick defers review query to NFL

    Mike Reiss

    On Monday, the NFL announced that it was reviewing three incidents involving coaches and referees in Sunday's games, one including Bill Belichick. On Tuesday, Belichick was asked if he's had the chance to explain his actions to the NFL. "I thin...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  12. Belichick's reaction to replacement refs

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots' preseason opener against the Saints was worked by replacement referees, and coach Bill Belichick was asked afterward if he was comfortable with the officiating. Belichick chuckled, knowing that officiating is a t...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  13. Parry named Super Bowl ref

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL announced today that John Parry will serve as referee for Super Bowl XLVI between the Patriots and Giants. Parry, in his 12th season as an NFL game official, served as the side judge in Super Bowl XLI. Promoted to referee in 2007, he has o...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  14. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Ron Winter is assigned to referee today's Patriots-Colts game. In the past, that has meant a lot of flags and a longer game. Followers might remember the Patriots' 27-21 win over the Rave...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  15. Brady & refs 'protecting' QBs

    Mike Reiss

    Former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira, who now serves as an analyst for Fox, delivers a piece today on the perception that referees protect certain quarterbacks more than others. The piece is a follow-up on Eagles quarterback Michael ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  16. Referee pool report on timeout

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- As it was taking place, there was some confusion among reporters as to whether coach Bill Belichick was charged his second timeout, or if he took it himself. The following is a pool report from referee Carl Cheffers: Quest...

    Blog | September 25, 2011