NFL owners to weigh replay for pass interference
The NFL Competition Committee will introduce 16 potential rule revisions for the 2019 season, including two that could lead to a modification of the use of replay.
The league shared its report Thursday with the public in advance of the annual
league meeting, which begins Sunday in Phoenix.
One proposal under consideration would implement a one-year trial to expand
the use of instant replay to fouls for pass interference as well as to
automatically review scoring plays and turnovers that are negated by a
penalties along with any extra-point or two-point attempt.
Additionally, the league owners will weigh a second proposal for a one-year
trial that would allow review of penalties for roughing the passer and contact
against a defenseless player.
The call to make pass-interference penalties -- and non-calls -- reviewable
arose after the NFC Championship Game in January, when Nickell Robey-Coleman
of the Los Angeles Rams wasn't called for pass interference on a play that
league officials later admitted should have been a penalty. As a result, the
Rams were able to stop a New Orleans Saints' touchdown drive, and the Rams won
the game in overtime to earn a berth to Super Bowl LIII.
--Field Level Media