NFL Network "Official Review" With Dean Blandino - Friday, December 4, 2015

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NFL Network "Official Review" With Dean Blandino - Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 Regular Week 13 English

​NFL Network “Official Review” with Dean Blandino

Friday, December 4, 2015


​On if the facemask penalty at the end of the game would have still been called a penalty with the benefit of instant replay: 

“It’s a close play, but even looking at the replay, the hand is up near the mask, the finger looks like it gets caught in the mask and the head gets turned. So I’m not convinced it wasn’t a facemask even looking at the replay, but live at full speed the referee is going to see that hand at the mask and the head turn and he’s going to make that call every time.”


On if the call could have gone either way:

“You know, it’s one that it’s really close and so we made the call. I think when you watch the play live I was just like everybody else. You thought, “That’s a facemask” and then you see the replay and it’s a lot closer than it initially seemed. But again, hand up near the mask, finger caught in the bottom bar and the head does turn”


On if it’s a reviewable call:

“No, it’s not reviewable”


On what he thought of the no-call on the potential pass interference against Detroit on the final drive:

“The replays that they showed, I saw the defender playing the ball. He got his head turned around, there was a collision. I want to look at the rest of the coach’s copy, but from what I saw, it looked like a good no-call. The defender turned, was playing the ball, the receiver slowed down and there was a collision, but when both players are playing the ball that’s not pass interference.” 


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