NFL Competition Committee Plans to Alter Catch-Rule Language, Replay Process

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said Tuesday that the league is closing in on clarifying its controversial catch rule.
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According to Mark Maske of theWashington Post, Vincent said the NFL plans to eliminate two factors that can cause incompletions.

Slight movement of the ball, it looks like we’ll reverse that, he said. Going to the ground, it looks like that’s going to be eliminated. And we’ll go back to the old replay standard of reverse the call on the field only when it’s indisputable.

Authentic Kids Paul Goldschmidt Jersey Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James appeared to catch the go-ahead touchdown on 1st-and-goal with 28 seconds remaining in a Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.

James reached the ball over the goal line, but it moved when it hit the ground, which caused the replay official to overturn it.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger then threw an interception two plays later, and the Pats won to essentially clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Elite Womens Delano Hill Jersey The James play caused fans to renew their demands for a more clearly defined catch rule, and it looks like they’ll get that if the team owners approve the proposal. The annual meeting starts Sunday.

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