PHOENIX — NFL owners have approved a enormous philosophical expansion of its own playoff review system, bowing to pressure from coaches and fans who were outraged by a missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game.
For one year pass interference — both offensive and defensive — will likely be reviewable, the initial judgment and penalties calls should be inserted into this list of reviews that are approved. Moreover, coaches are going to be able to challenge non-calls for pass interference. The replay booth, even in conjunction with the team officiating office in New York, will commence those struggles in the last 2 minutes of each half.
The NFL’s Competition also said the Brandin Cooks drama toward the end of this year’s Super Bowl could have been mastered pass interference, giving the Rams the ball at the 1-yard line down seven into one Patriots together with under five minutes to proceed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Meanwhile, the owners made 2 expected votes earlier in the day Tuesday. They made permanent the 2018 changes into this kickoff principle, which had already been made on a one-time trial foundation, citing studies which showed the new rule improved player safety.
They also voted to expel blindside blocks, not only those into the neck or head area, to increase safety on punts as well as different plays. It’s currently a 15-yard punishment in case a player initiates a block in which he’s moving.
Owners also approved a proposal which gives teams an option in the time of authorities on a personal foul or unsportsmanlike behavior after an scoring drama. The yardage can now be marked off on the excess point or on the kick off.
Put simply voting rules, the NFL tabled a proposal, originally put forth by the Kansas City Chiefs, to guarantee each team that a possession in overtime. The league also defeated a proposal by the Denver Broncos to provide teams a one-time option in the fourth quarter to own a fourth-and-15 from their 35-yard line as an option to an onside kick.