October 8, 2019

Under 2 min. PI reviews subject to ‘stricter criteria’

The NFL confirmed that a replay official will initiate replay reviews of pass interference after the two-minute warning of each half and throughout overtime.
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Since the Judy Battista of NFL Network reported the Competition Committee decided against forcing coaches to challenge pass interference plays inside the warning.
The decision was announced by the Football Operations department of the NFL with team personnel head coaches and officials. Teams will have a week to offer feedback prior to the Competition Committee communicates the rule.
Within the announcement, the league said the replay official will stop the match to initiate a review for PI”under stricter standards” compared to other reviewable plays. The hope is that the”stricter standards” will decrease the amount of reviews within the last two minutes of the halves, as rate of play is an issue given that every pass play could conceivably be reviewable.
“A decision on the area will only be reversed when there is’clear and obvious visual proof’ that warrants the change,” the announcement added.
The last rule ascertained that”Hail Mary” plays will be subject to pass interference review but will be assessed in replay”consistent with the guidelines for officiating the drama on the field.” The language of this”Hail Mary” rule indicates the replay official will defer to the on-field refs for virtually all end of game calls.

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