Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Awaiting Pereira's appearance
By Kevin Seifert
I’ll throw as many caveats as I can into this, because we’ve been burned before. But as of Wednesday morning, the NFL’s vice president of officiating is scheduled to make his regular appearance on NFL Network’s “Total Access” show this evening.
One potential topic for discussion is the final play of Green Bay’s wild-card playoff game Sunday at Arizona. Specifically: Should Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams have been penalized for grabbing the face mask of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?
The NFL issued a rules explanation Monday, noting it was a judgment call for referee Scott Green and pointing out the league no longer enforces incidental contact with the face mask. Still, it would be interesting to hear from Mike Pereira himself on the issue. If he addresses it Wednesday night, we’ll report what he says.