The NFL addressed the non-facemask call heard around the league on Monday.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the league issued a “rule explanation” explaining that a facemask penalty is a judgment call and is not reviewable by instant replay. No breaking news there; Florio mentioned that earlier Monday.
Whether such a penalty should be reviewable is up for debate.
Tougher to argue is whether referee Scott Green can be entirely blamed for missing the call. He’s got a lot to watch at the moment of impact, starting with a loose ball.
We’re looking forward to Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira explain the judgment call further in his weekly segment with the NFL Network on Wednesday.