Dean Blandino still says referees could be better on reception calls

Bill Bradley, contributing editor

In his Week 12 officiating review video for the media, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino continued to emphasize the need for consistency among referees in correctly calling completed pass receptions.

He pointed specifically at the reception by Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallacelast Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

"The ball comes loose when he hits the ground," Blandino said. "This is an incomplete pass. We didn't rule it this way, and again, we've got to work and strive to be more consistent with our game officials to make sure they understand this."

He also explained:

  • Fair catch interference during the Cowboys-Giants game despite the appearance of a muff.
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