NFL VP of officials says Browns sack on Raiders QB Derek Carr

  •  should have been ruled fumble Dave Casper Jersey , nothing on early whistle on Marshawn Lynch run The NFL loves to defend its own rulings and officiating. Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron put out a video this week detailing some of the calls that were made this week to explain why they were called as they were. Part of that was noting that the strip sack on Derek Carr which was ruled as just a sack, should have been a fumble.“Watch the passer on this play,” Riveron said, speaking of Derek Carr. “We rule the passer stopped for forward progress and we kill the play. This is not forward progress. Obviously this is a fumble. We should not have blown the whistle, but because we ruled forward progress on the play, this play is not reviewable. This play would only be reviewable if it pertains to the line to gain, or the goal line. So again, once the officials rule forward progress, the only way that play is reviewable, either by a challenge or a booth review, is if it pertains to the line to gain or the goal line.”Unfortunately, nowhere in the video did he note anything about the early whistle on Marshawn Lynch on a play in which he was clearly still breaking tackles and may have gotten big yardage had the play been allowed to continue. The quick whistles on the Raiders offense seemed weird. One time it hurt them, one time it helped them. Both times were terrible officiating.Follow @LeviDamienJon Gruden has re-enacted the purge with Reggie McKenzie Raiders draft picks It’s been known for some time that the Raiders don’t currently possess a single player from Reggie McKenzie’s first two drafts as Raiders GM in 2012-13. This offseason saw the largest purge of McKenzie picks to date.Since Jon Gruden arrived, he has been getting rid of McKenzie drafted picks at a fever pace. Here is the list of picks from 2014-17 who were on the Raiders roster last year and who are not now:Khalil Mack, Round 1, 2014 – Traded to BearsMario Edwards Jr, Round 2, 2015 – Waived in final cuts, claimed by GiantsJihad Ward, Round 2 Derek Carr Jersey , 2016 – Traded to CowboysObi Melifonwu, Round 2, 2017 – Waived/injured, placed on injured reserveClive Walford, Round 3, 2015 – Waived last MarchEddie Vanderdoes, Round 3, 2017 – Placed on Physically Unable to Perform listKeith McGill, Round 4, 2014 – Not re-signed in MarchConnor Cook, Round 4, 2016 – Waived in final roster cutsDavid Sharpe, Round 4 2017 – Waived day after roster cutsCory James, Round 6, 2016 – Waived in MayTJ Carrie, Round 7, 2014 – Not re-signed, signed free agent deal with BrownsDexter McDonald, Round 7, 2015 – Waived/injured among final roster cutsVadal Alexander Antonio Brown Jersey , Round 7, 2016 – Released after failure to report to campShalom Luani, Round 7, 2017 – Trade to Seahawks for 7th round pickJylan Ware, Round 7, 2017 – Waived in final roster cutsElijah Hood, Round 7, 2017 – Waived in MayTreyvon Hester, Round 7, 2017 — Waived Monday (this is an update)That’s 17 former Reggie McKenzie draft picks over four years gone in a matter of months. That is an absolute massacre. It’s more than the actual number of McKenzie draft selects who still remain on the team.There are a combined total of just 10 former Reggie McKenzie draft picks on the team. The players who remain are Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson, Justin Ellis, Amari Cooper, Jon Feliciano, Karl Joseph, Shilique Calhoun, DeAndre Washington, Gareon Conley, and Marquel Lee.Here is what the past four drafts prior to this one look like:20171 Gareon Conley CB Ohio State2 Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut3 Eddie VanderdoesDT UCLA4 David SharpeOTFlorida5 Marquel Lee LB Wake Forest7a.Shalom Luani S Washington State7b.Jylan Ware OTAlabama State7c.Elijah Hood RBNorth Carolina7d.Treyvon Hester DT Toledo20161 Karl Joseph S West Virginia2 Jihad Ward DE Illinois3 Shilique CalhounDE Michigan State4 Connor Cook QBMichigan State5 DeAndr茅 Washington RBTexas Tech6 Cory James LB Colorado State7 Vadal AlexanderGLSU20151 Amari Cooper WR Alabama2 Mario Edwards Jr.DE Florida State3 Clive Walford TE Miami4 Jon FelicianoGMiami5a.Ben HeeneyLB Kansas5b.Neiron Ball LB Florida6 Max Valles LB Virginia7a.Anthony MorrisOL Tennessee State7b.Andre Debose WR Florida7c.Dexter McDonald CB Kansas20141 Khalil MackLB Buffalo2 Derek CarrQBFresno State3 Gabe Jackson GMississippi State4a.Justin EllisDT Louisiana Tech4b.Keith McGill CB Utah7a.TJ Carrie CB Ohio7b.Shelby HarrisDE Illinois State7c.Jonathan DowlingS Western KentuckyMake of this what you will.Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect the team waiving Treyvon Hester Monday.Follow @LeviDamien