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Re: New challenge rule,
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 03:45:21 AM »
Betting maybe a handful of these are successful.

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Re: New challenge rule,
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 12:42:40 PM »
Here is what I would like.
Teams get one regular challenge and one Super Challenge that they can contest any call/no call. The Super Challenge if won does NOT get you another challenge.

The regular challenge if won gets you another.

Overtime changed to the college rules except no kicks....period.

All TDs would be followed with 2 point attempts and no FGs.

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Re: New challenge rule,
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 03:07:25 PM »
I would like to see a replay office in New York who watches everything and tells the official when to look again. Just like college does. No more challanges, no more red flags, and no limits on what they can review.

Either that or just let the officials do it and live with human error.

This intermediate system we have now is killing the sport.

Fortunately there's a limit: if there's many more reviews the games will run too long and the networks will rebel.

While we're at it, when the NFL has a problem they make yet another rule. Our constitution is over 200 years old, easily the oldest on the planet, and it's because it talks about mechanisms, not rules. Football is getting so complicated that even the officials aren't sure if something is legal. We need fewer rules, instead we should have guidelines for the officials, like "If someone is behaving in an unsportsman like fashion designed to harm another player or use bad behavior to unduly influence the outcome of the game, give them a proportional penalty up to and including ejection."

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Re: New challenge rule,
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 03:25:23 PM »
DB's are already weighing in, and are predicting this will just be another way to help the offense. Especially Richard Sherman. But then again, when he was first on the Seahawks, the DB's would routinely interfere on every pass, figuring the refs simply wouldn't flag everything. But this goes too far in the other direction. After all, there is always some jostling/hand fighting during good coverage. It then becomes a matter of opinion as to who initiated it, who overstepped the bounds, or simply "let the players play". Though the number of times that receivers throw up their hands and complain after getting a ball knocked away is also getting very old. So, receivers will be told to lobby for interference, and the refs will be put in the middle. Now where they belong. From PFT:

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