Competition committee rule proposal would review penalties

March 22, 2019 - 11:10 am

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand the use of replay when they meet next week in Phoenix.

The league's competition committee will present one proposal to make reviewable pass interference plus all scoring plays and turnovers negated by penalty. In a second recommendation, pass interference and fouls for roughing the passer and unnecessary contact against a defenseless player would be reviewable. Both would be one-year trials.

But members of the powerful competition committee that reviews the rulebook each year don't sense strong support for a major expansion of replay in officiating.

Expanding replay has become a scorching topic since the NFC championship game, when a non-call on a blatant pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hit by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman likely cost the Saints a trip to the Super Bowl.


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