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  1. Pregame thoughts: Ref, key matchups, etc.

    Mike Sando

    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few thoughts from the FedEx Field press box as the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins warm up on the field about 30 yards away: Peter Morelli is the referee. The Redskins have to hope officials watch closely for the aggre...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  2. Notes on gambling, refs and adjustments

    Mike Sando

    A few wrap-up thoughts while en route from San Francisco, site of the 49ers' 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks: This game was the second of the season featuring an unusual officiating or coaching sequence that benefited bookmakers. Both coin...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  3. Officially speaking: Seahawks-Rams ref

    Mike Sando

    With regular officials back this week, I've put together a chart showing where veteran referee Mike Carey's crew ranks in common penalty calls over the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Carey has been assigned to work the game Sunday between the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Ref erred in giving Seahawks a timeout

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Officials erred Sunday when they failed to charge the Seattle Seahawks with a timeout following receiver Doug Baldwin's injury with 47 seconds remaining. Replacement referee Bruce Hermansen initially announced having charged Sea...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  5. Chat wrap: Putting pressure on officials

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat has passed, but there's more. Clay from Charlotte raised an interesting question about Week 1 and officiating. "Have you heard anything from the teams instructing players to take advantage of replacement refs?" he asked...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  6. WR as ambassador: Fitz kind even to refs

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald craned for a better view of the Arizona Cardinals' offense as the Hall of Fame Game reached its final few minutes. The Pro Bowl receiver could have moved closer to the action, but that would have prevented him from posing for pict...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. NFC West penalty watch: 49ers-Hawks ref

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Veteran referee Ron Winter gets the call for the San Francisco 49ers' game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. My periodic efforts to find meaning in officiating stats have led to the following chart. Hank Gargiulo of ESP...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  8. Pass interference and Eagles-Seahawks ref

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The officiating crew assigned to the Seattle Seahawks' game against Philadelphia has called 17 penalties for defensive pass interference this season, tied for the NFL high through Week 12. That could be a storyline to watch given Brando...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  9. NFC West penalty watch: Refs and roughing

    Mike Sando

    The 2011 Official Playing Rules and Casebook of the National Football League devotes 1,127 words to the section on roughing the passer. Twenty-two words near the end sum up the spirit: "If in doubt about a roughness call or potentially dangerous ...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  10. Mailbag: Tuck rule rears ugly head

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Kenny from Phoenix writes: So Tony Romo got sacked in the end zone and obviously tucked the ball to take the hit. He fumbles and Cardinals recover for the touchdown. Refs dust off the tuck rule and enforce it. I'd prob...

    Blog | October 15, 2008