NFL Network Gets (Head) Official


National Football League director of officiating Mike Pereira will appear on NFL Network’s signature show, NFL Total Access, every Wednesday night beginning Sept. 14, the league’s cable service said Monday.

In weekly segment “Official Review,” Pereira will help fans to better understand the rules of the game, recapping interesting on-field rulings, interpreting complex rules and explaining the mechanics of calls. He will also answer questions from NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen.

“Mike Pereira’s segment enhances NFL Network’s goal of bringing fans closer to the game by hearing from those who participate in it on a weekly basis,” NFL Total Access coordinating producer Eric Weinberger said in a prepared statement. “We expect Mike’s presence each Wednesday night to be one of the most unique segments on television.”