Mike Pereira: Time to change the tuck rule | ProFootballTalk Of course they show Brady's picture with the article and bring up the Raiders. Why don't people get it, as Pereira said in 2005, that the rule comes up in games about 12 to 15 times per season and it in no way began or ended with the Raiders-Patriots call, a good call but based an an arguably bad rule. Refs don't get to ignore rules or make up a call to fit their judgement. Call it by the rules, and the competition committee and the NFL alone can change the rules later if they see fit. 2005 article on failed efforts to change the tuck rule: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/14/AR2005101401828_2.html Personally I would be fine with changing the tuck rule. Of course then Raiders fans would spin it as some sort of confirmation of their stance that it was somehow the wrong call.