Teams have one week to comment on proposed new standard for pass interference

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The NFL has announced what PFT reported today, that the Competition Committee plans to have the replay official use a different standard for determining whether to review pass interference in the last two minutes of a half. Now the league is giving teams one week to offer their input before final adoption of the rule.

The league’s Football Operations department announced today that in the last two minutes, the replay official will stop the game to initiate a review for pass interference under stricter criteria than for other reviewable plays. The reason for the stricter criteria is to prevent excessive stoppages of play.

A decision on the field will only be reversed when there is clear and obvious visual evidence that the call on the field was wrong.

Hail Mary plays will be reviewed the same way as any other play.

NFL teams will have one week to provide feedback on this idea before the final rule is adopted.

14 responses to “Teams have one week to comment on proposed new standard for pass interference

  1. So the entire reason for this “to call or not to call a PI that happened or didn’t happen but should have been called” nonsense is because of the Saints/Rams playoff game.

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the two meet again in the NFL title game and this time, it is a Saints player who delivers a non-called PI in the endzone but is reviewed and they go on to lose?

  2. If game officials would just do the jobs they are supposed to do, all this would be unnecessary. In the play that caused all this, pictures shows that two, maybe three game officials were looking directly at the play in question – yet failed to make the call. The NFL has never told the public why these supposedly better NFL officials (the better officials work playoff games) did not make what Goodell admitted was the proper call.

  3. nyyankeehatespoliticos says:
    June 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    If game officials would just do the jobs they are supposed to do, all this would be unnecessary. In the play that caused all this, pictures shows that two, maybe three game officials were looking directly at the play in question – yet failed to make the call. The NFL has never told the public why these supposedly better NFL officials (the better officials work playoff games) did not make what Goodell admitted was the proper call.

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    Mistakes will always be made even with replay. What NEEDS to happen is that fans need to put their big boy pants on and accept this. All this rule changing, especially these last minute ones, make the game nearly impossible to call and makes things worse.

  4. thereyougo2 says:
    June 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm
    DO AWAY WITH ALL REPLAY. IT’S KILLING THE GAME.

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    I agree. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed. And it’s only going to get worse. With the legalization of gambling and the money that comes with it, there will be a bigger demand than ever to review plays.

    Sports are no longer controlled by the fans, it’s controlled by gamblers.

  5. Wait until the Patriots get a key stop (that prevents a go ahead drive by their opponent) on a noncall that would have been a call under the stricter guidelines for the end of the game. Heads go boom! The following year the stricter guidelines are expanded to the full game.

  6. So two guys are hand checking each other while running down the files is that PI? I think this opens a can of worms that is going to be ridiculous.

  7. Hey evvvvreeebody ! We have succeeded in totally screwing up replay and PI calls, but we’re wondering if anyone has a way to make it even worse than we already have!

  8. Some of the whineramas here need to
    change sports to something more simple, like jacks or hop scotch. Get rid of replay? Clearly these folks were either born during replays so they don’t understand how screwed up things were prior or they’re old enough to have forgotten what it was like to watch teams lose on obvious bad or non-calls. Or try rugby.

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