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Changes in officiating- probable results
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:13:27 AM »
There has been some talk on this board about having a "sky judge" overlook the field and have the ability to review plays. The outcome would probably be slowing down the game considerably. How much? Here is an example of what could well become a regular occurrence if this new layer of administration was added.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/10/29/ten-minutes-elapsed-during-lengthy-replay-monday-night/

 When was the last time a rule by the NFL actually improved the game? We don't know what a catch is; we don't know what pass interference is; and if you challenge PI, you're effectively throwing away a timeout. As of October 15, coaches won 7 of 40 challenges for PI, a 17.5% chance of success. Now, if you want to review the referees percentage of blown calls at the end of the year and terminate someone who simply is no good, fine. That would hold officials accountable (though the union would have a fit, of course), and wouldn't slow down the game one bit. Don't change the rules. Change the refs who are making incorrect calls on a regular basis.
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