Bills coach Rex Ryan and Patriots coach Bill Belichick don’t agree on much. Here’s one thing on which they agree.
They both want coaches to have the ability to challenge everything.
This year, the Bills have formally proposed a rule that would permit coaches to use the red flag to challenge all calls on the field, with the exception of scoring plays and turnovers (which currently are subject to automatic review).
The ability of the coach to challenge plays would encompass anything and everything, including so-called judgment calls, like pass interference. Basically, whenever indisputable visual evidence exists to show that a ruling on the field was incorrect, a coach would have the ability twice per game (and three times if successful on the first two) to throw the red flag and challenge anything.
All teams have the right to propose rule changes. While proposals from the Competition Committee are believed to carry extra weight, ownership can choose to act on any proposal at all — or to craft their own on the fly during the meeting. As long as at least 24 agree, they can do whatever they want.