Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on trick play

Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on trick play

It included non-stop play, too, with few penalties and fewer intrusions by Alberto Riveron and the NFL's officiating department. There was debate over whether Clement caught the ball inbounds. And that's that it has to be 100 percent clear and obvious that the call on the field was wrong. Green Bay in the 2014 playoffs, would it stand as a reception?

Similarly, Carson Wentz took a major leap in year two.

As you can see in the video, the police had no idea who he was, and they briefly moved to grab him off the parade route, before realizing he was actually a player on the team and allowed him to get on the bus. Replay can decide control. Although Reich has been the OC in Philadelphia for the past two seasons, Pederson has been calling the plays. "But element of time is subjective".

"Philly Special" was an ingenious play call, but former National Football League director of officiating Mike Pereira believes Nick Foles' touchdown catch on the play in Super Bowl 52 should have been called back for an illegal formation. Reason? The Eagles didn't line up properly and should have been penalized. "The down judge. they felt that it was his judgment, and [Jeffrey] was close enough". I get it. But they didn't line up properly.

On the famed fourth-and-goal trick play when tight end Trey Burton threw a touchdown pass on a reverse to quarterback Nick Foles, the Eagles did not have enough men lined up on the line of scrimmage. I know what the league has said, but they would have been a lot more comfortable if they would have called an illegal formation.

Pereira added that the officials typically give about a half-yard of a cushion on plays like that, hence the "judgment call". 'But that's two. And even a little bit beyond two.

For better or for worse, the Eagles have prioritized signing coaches who actually played the game, especially ones who donned the midnight green, and one intriguing option for the team's vacant quarterbacks coaching position could be former Eagles backup quarterback Jeff Garcia. "Even then, I'm skeptical they'd pull the trigger. And it really should've been called".

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