If you were hoping the confusion over what constitutes a catch would see some clarity this offseason, your hopes are likely to be dashed.
NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said he thinks this offseason will be about further explaining to players, coaches, officials, reporters and fans what the current rules are, and not changing those rules.
“Nothing has been finalized, but my sense is that there will be no change to the rule or tweak of the language,” Blandino said in an email to NFL Media. “We will certainly continue to use video to educate in this area.”
The NFL put together a catch rule committee to explore the rule and propose changes, but it appears that no significant changes are coming. If you didn’t know what a catch was last season, you probably won’t know this season, either.