|Reports: CBS, officiating analyst Mike Carey parting ways||06.11.16 at 6:54 pm ET|
CBS Sports and analyst Mike Carey have parted ways, according to multiple reports.
Carey, a former NFL official, was hired by the network to provide commentary on rules and officiating during broadcasts. However, Carey’s two years were marked by spotty accuracy and less-than-favorable reviews. The New York Daily News reports the network is “highly unlikely” to turn to a former official to fill the position.
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|CBS’ Mike Carey believes he’s gotten ’90 percent’ of replay review analysis right||02.01.16 at 5:08 pm ET|
Former NFL referee and current CBS analyst Mike Carey has heard a lot of the criticism he’s received this year for his analysis of plays that have gone to instant replay, but Carey defended his work and even said he is getting “90 percent” of his calls right.
“I’m happy with how I’ve synced up with New York,” Carey said during a CBS press conference in San Fransisco Monday via Pro Football Talk, estimating he thought he was at about “90 percent” on replay review analysis.
The ex-NFL ref acknowledged he has got a few calls wrong, including one in the AFC championship game when he said Peyton Manning threw a forward pass and it should have been incomplete. The play was overturned, as it was ruled Manning threw a backwards pass and the Patriots recovered the loose ball.
“There are plays I’d like to have back,” Carey said. “There are days I’d like to have back.”
Carey will be contributing to Super Bowl 50 as CBS has the rights to the game. There are already prop bets in Vegas on whether he gets a call right or wrong during the game. The current odds according to Bovada are +145 for yes, he will be wrong about a challenge and -195 for no, he won’t be wrong about a challenge.
|Report: Mike Carey will work as referee for Patriots-Jets||11.21.12 at 3:27 pm ET|
Mike Carey will work Thursday’s Patriots-Jets game as the referee, according to our friends at FootballZebras.com.
Carey, in his 23rd season as an NFL official, is considered one of the most well-respected refs in the league. (In a 2008 poll of head coaches conducted by ESPN, he was tied for first with Ed Hochuli.) A former running back at Santa Clara University, Carey is a co-owner of Seirus Innivation, a company that manufactures ski and snowboarding gloves.
Thursday will mark his first Patriots game of the 2012 season, but he has become a relatively familiar face for New England fans over the last few seasons. According to Pro Football Reference, he worked a pair of Patriots’ regular-season games last year (at Pittsburgh and Denver). He was also the lead ref for Super Bowl XLII between New England and New York.
For more on Carey’s background and tendencies as an official. check out his page at Pro Football Reference.
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