Earlier Friday, we shared some comments from Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew about proposed changes to what can be reviewed via replay in future seasons.
Mayhew wants coaches to be able to challenge penalty flags thrown by officials if they believe that no penalty has occurred and he’s not the only person who wants to see replay expanded into this area. During his Friday appearance on PFT Live, Rams coach and longtime competition committee member Jeff Fisher said there are “numerous proposals” in that area that the group will look at when they start their meetings next weekend.
Fisher said that “if we go down that path is be very specific on what’s reviewable and what’s not,” something that Mayhew addressed in his comments by saying he’d like the replay option to exist only after a referee has thrown a flag. The committee will eventually decide whether to recommend a change to owners, who would then vote on a possible change to the system.
Fisher said that the committee will also be looking at issues involving taunting and sportsmanship as well as an annual look about the rules governing what constitutes a catch while adding that he felt player safety rules appear to be “real good.”