NFL will look at changing replay rule for non-scoring end zone plays
File this under: It’s about time.
Remember that Titus Young touchdown catch at Green Bay on Jan. 1 that was ruled not a touchdown?
The NFL does, and there’s a chance the rules may change so that won’t happen again.
To refresh your memory, Young clearly had both feet down in the end zone when he made the catch. But the official thought he only had one foot down so ruled it wasn’t a touchdown. Coach Jim Schwartz had used his two challenges already so couldn’t challenge it. The Lions were robbed of a touchdown because the NFL rule was that all scoring plays were reviewed. Since that wasn’t a scoring play, it wasn’t automatically reviewed.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen on Friday that the league competition committee will look at changing that rule so that not only scoring plays are reviewed but also plays in the end zone that aren’t ruled a touchdown or a safety on the field.
Goodell said the concern is that with more replays the pace of the game could be disrupted. Still wouldn’t it be better to get it right even if it extends the game time by a few minutes?
The vote here is yes.
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