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Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew

Peter "Pete" Morelli (born c. 1952) is the principal of Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, California and better known as an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1997 NFL season.

As an official in the NFL, Morelli is known for working Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002 as a field judge and later as a referee for two controversial games - the 2005-06 NFL playoffs between the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers, and a 2007 regular season game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. Beginning his ninth year as referee for the 2011 NFL season, Morelli's officiating crew consists of umpire Ruben Fowler, head linesman Mark Baltz, line judge John Hussey, field judge Jon Lucivansky, side judge Don Carlsen and back judge Rob Vernatchi.
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Morelli was the referee of the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 24, 2010. One questionable call was the Saints' Bobby McCray's low blindside hit on Vikings quarterback Brett Favre; it appeared to have violated the "Tom Brady Rule" in which defenders can't hit quarterbacks below the knees, but no penalty was called (which would have negated an New Orleans interception).[15] Mike Pereira, the NFL's Supervisor of Officials, would later discuss the play on his weekly "Official Review" segment on NFL Network's NFL Total Access, and admit that it was in fact a missed call and a penalty flag should have been thrown.

There were also two calls during the overtime period of that game that were reviewed under replay: A fourth down run by Pierre Thomas, who appeared to lose control of the ball when his forward progress was stopped at the first down line; and a completed catch by Robert Meachem, in which he appeared to lose control of the ball as he and the ball hit the ground. In both cases, the original call on the field stood due to a lack of indisputable visual evidence to overturn them.

STATS -seems to be one of the more "lettem play" refs

Study of his crew for a whole season Conclusion:
If I was a coach preparing for this crew, I would expect an even game called on the offensive line, I wouldn't expect to be able to get a cheap pass interference call on a deep ball, I would expect some type of replay screwup, and I would be wary of having a penalty called on my team at a critical fourth quarter moment
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NS Who Dat Nation
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
Getting a red X on your image.



blueslover
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
anyone else? me see

btw, anyone else think last week was the cleanest called game of the year? kudos Tony Corrente


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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
I see it just fine.


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quail man
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
quote:

Peter "Pete" Morelli (born c. 1952) is the principal of Saint Mary's High School in Stockton


BOSS

dude probably doesn't put up with much shite at that school.


blueslover
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
gangsta thug is hauled into the office...

So I had to keep Ndamukong Suh in line last week and now YOU wanna act all badass?


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3HourTour
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
I wonder if he throws yellow flags at kids for dress code violations then announces the violation to everyone.

"Untucked shirt. On Kevin. One detention after school."
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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
These guys kinda suck


IIxxBREADxxII
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re: Week 11 Saints @ Oakland Ref Crew
Yep. The WR made a complete stride and fumbled. Horrendous call


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