Should the NFL allow pass interference calls or non-calls to be challenged? The owners have put it up to the competition committee to decide.
The league is concerned that every “Hail Mary” will be challenged, so they are going to have to define what a “Hail Mary” is and make it exempt from the rule. That’s trash.
This is an example of the NFL trying to make the game better, but actually muddying the waters.
In baseball, I’d love for a pitch that’s called a strike in the first inning to still be called a strike in the 9th. In the NHL, wouldn’t it be nice for penalties to be called the same way from October until June? It would be great if they could get it right in the first period and the third period alike.
We know that those things don’t happen. The NHL, in particular, has a huge problem with consistency. Referees tend to swallow the whistle as the games get more important.
What the NFL is considering here is even worse. The game would be officiated differently based on the time remaining and score factors. It would be written into the rulebook.
A game shouldn’t be played one way for 58 minutes, and then have the rules abruptly change for the last two.
I think the NFL should stick with its current rules regarding pass interference.