NFL teams propose major changes to replay and overtime

NFL groups proposed principal modifications to replay and extra time on Saturday after a season of fixed criticism of officiating and which performs can be challenged or automatically reviewed.

Among the many proposals groups salvage made to the league’s opponents committee are an expand in the preference of performs field to video replay review and a trade to the extra time layout.

The premise of extra or even limitless coaches’ challenges is now not contemporary, but will salvage stronger relief now. Additionally, the league is reluctant to assemble higher replays for officiating as a result of it could perhaps in all probability perhaps lifeless video games even extra.

The opponents committee will disclose groups’ proposals and some of its possess to the 32 owners at the league conferences March 24-27.

A total lot of groups are proposing principal moves.

Washington needs any play to be field to coaches’ challenges or to automatic review by the officiating department in Recent York. The Redskins additionally suggested that all personal fouls be field to study, while Kansas City added attainable personal fouls that weren’t known as on the field be checked out.

Philadelphia seeks scoring performs and turnovers negated by a penalty be straight away reviewed, and Denver suggests adding all fourth-down performs which are noticed instant of a first down or the aim line, and all extra-point tries.

The Rams, Panthers, Seahawks and Eagles must consist of studies of designated participant safety-linked fouls whether known as or now not on the field.

Kansas City proposes that both groups appreciate the ball now not lower than one time in extra time even though the principal crew with the ball rankings a touchdown.

The Chiefs additionally must gain rid of extra time for the preseason, and set apart away with the extra time coin toss so that the winner of the coin toss to launch up the sport could perhaps have interaction whether to kick or acquire, or which aim to protect in OT.

Fans and plenty of media people salvage vociferously expressed displeasure with the modern machine relating to coaches’ challenges since a blown call unhurried in the NFC championship sport — officials skipped over a blatant pass interference penalty and a helmet-first hit by the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman deep in Los Angeles territory. The non-calls helped Los Angeles power extra time and one way or the other expend the sport to be triumphant in the Immense Bowl.

Nonetheless Recent York Giants owner John Mara said closing month at the NFL combine that the mighty opponents committee could perhaps now not indubitably feel the identical potential.

“I excellent don’t sense rather plenty of relief to expend replay to call penalties. I don’t sense rather plenty of relief for the growth of it, both,” Mara said. “We’re early on, so that could perhaps trade, but that’s my sense of where we’re factual now. I’m now not asserting it obtained’t trade.”

Whereas the league is wary of expanded replays, the Eagles’ advice on scoring performs and turnovers negated by penalty being reviewed could perhaps garner relief.

Kansas City’s extra time proposals additionally stem from modern tendencies, at the side of the Chiefs shedding the AFC championship after rallying to tie Recent England. The Patriots obtained the coin toss, drove downfield and scored a touchdown with out KC ever touching the ball.

The 2017 Immense Bowl resulted in the same model.

Denver instructed an alternative choice to onside kicks by permitting a crew as soon as for the length of the fourth quarter to play offense as an alternative. That crew must pronounce the referee of its procedure to forgo a kickoff or safety kick. The ball will in all probability be noticed on the kicking crew’s 35-yard line and that crew will salvage one down to originate 15 yards, in actuality a fourth-and-15 play. If the play succeeds in gaining a first down, that crew retains possession as if it recovered an onside kick.

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