Of the proposed rules changes for 2012 that NFL owners will vote on Wednesday, the first on the list is to change replay reviews so that the official in the booth — not the referee on the field — will make the call.
That proposal was requested by the Bills, and Buffalo coach Chan Gailey argued in today’s league meeting that it’s a proposal that will make replay reviews faster.
“We proposed that we take the replay review system and take it upstairs to a replay review official that has quicker and easier access up there,” Gailey said in the rules meeting, as shown on NFL Network. “It should reduce the time.”
For fans, both at home and in the stands, it can be frustrating to be caught up in a game only to have it brought to a screeching halt by a lengthy replay review. Gailey argued that the upstairs official can get it done more quickly, to the point where it can be done during a standard commercial break.
“When they go to commercial it’ll be done,” Gailey said.
Florio examined the proposed rules changes on PFT Live: