Reports: Coaches frustrated with lack of replay action at league meetings

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Saints coach Sean Payton aired his displeasure with the possibility that the league will not make changes to the replay system to allow for coaches to challenge missed penalties during games.

He apparently isn’t the only coach that feels this way. According to multiple reports, a Monday meeting between the league’s coaches and the Competition Committee ran longer than expected because of coaches venting frustration with the feeling that things aren’t going to change.

“It was, ‘Why can’t we get this done?'” one coach said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post.

Any rules change would take a vote of 24 of the 32 teams, but it is ownership casting the votes rather than coaches. In this Monday’s Football Morning in America, Peter King reported the likeliest change to be approved is a one-year trial that would allow for challenges on pass interference penalties. That would not cover calls that aren’t made on the field and that doesn’t seem to make the people throwing the challenge flags all that happy.

11 responses to “Reports: Coaches frustrated with lack of replay action at league meetings

  1. Payton is still deflecting the choke job he and his team displayed in the NFCG. Sure there was a bad call that went against them. They happen in EVERY game and its the coach and his team’s job to overcome it….and in the case of the Saints they had PLENTY of opportunities to win this game.

    They only had to make ONE stop when the Rams tied it up at the end of regulation. They had the ball first in OT. (see KC fans it IS possible for a defense to make a stop in OT 🙄 ).

    I’d love for the refs to get it right EVERY time. But just like the players, mistakes are made. Given the speed of the game, the fact that they get it right the VAST majority of the time is amazing. But this constant whining by coaches who feel victimized all the time is getting very tiring. The game didn’t end with that call, Sean. You mismanaged the clock at the end of the game. Your “potent” offense failed in OT, and your defense didn’t stop the Rams TWICE in their last 2 drives.

    Isn’t it time you looked in the mirror and acknowledge that some rules change isn’t going to change the fact that you and your team were really to blame in that game, and not some poor official.

  2. Why kill the momentum of the games with all these challenges? I can sit there on my couch and tell within 2 seconds if the call was right or wrong, and I only have one TV monitor. If they ever decide that they want the players to decide the outcome of the games and point spreads, they can put a few refs in the booth with all kinds of monitors and get all the calls right without wasting time. They can radio everything to the refs on the field in real time. Obviously, they don’t want the players deciding the outcome. Live with it.

  3. Of course patriot fans have no problem with the current system and the refs. Read the first post.

    NFL refs are less qualified than college coaches. With the amount of money the NFL can pay they should have the best refs but instead they just hire patriot homers to ref.

  4. People who advocate against responsible officiating because an overtly bad call hasn’t yet impacted their team are shortsighted. Sooner or later it will happen to you. The odds are not in your favor. Good officiating benefits everyone. The more the NFL ignores the problem, the more people will opt to just watch the NCAA.

  5. This makes sense because the vast majority of coaches actually CARE ABOUT THE OUTCOMES OF THE GAME, not whose pockets are best-lined from their profession.

  6. The only way anything changes is if the fans just stop watching. All the tech the NFL has available yet they choose to not use it is just plain stupid!!! For those that say replay slows the game down should really think about how slow the game is when all the officials are standing around talking about god know what then they go over and review the play then mess up the review ect. One replay ref should just make the dam call and move on, and everything should be allowed to be challenged but stay with 2 rule challenge.

  7. “Of course patriot fans have no problem with the current system and the refs. Read the first post.

    NFL refs are less qualified than college coaches. With the amount of money the NFL can pay they should have the best refs but instead they just hire patriot homers to ref.”

    This ridiculous post is an example of how brain dead fans like yourself are an embarrassment to football fandom.

    You probably don’t know that in the 2007 superbowl there were THREE brutal non-calls on the “helmet catch” including one which the Giants’ center himself called a “strangulation”. That was the worst of them to go along with an “in the grasp” non-call and another more pedestrian hold. They not only cost the Pats that superbowl, but what would have been a historic undefeated season.

    You probably never heard of it, because Bellichick didn’t go whining to the rules committee demanding a rules change. He didn’t whine for MONTHS like Payton after the fact. In fact he never mentioned it at all. The helmet catch wasn’t the last pay of the game. The team had another chance to stop the Giants, they didn’t, and they lost. In fact it was hardly mentioned even in the press I know I was pissed, but got over it because that is the nature of the game.

    You probably don’t get that because all you are capable of is your constant WHINE about every Pats article. Don’t you get how SAD that is?

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