PHOENIX – owners and coaches of the NFL plan to discuss the extension of the recurrence until late Tuesday night, amid new suggestions and passionate requests from coaches who want additional intrusions to make obvious mistakes
"What we want," said Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, "is to make sure we get it right."
The coaches met for nearly three hours on Monday to discuss the topic, inspired by the encouragement of two of their most experienced members: Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs. This discussion resulted in a third proposal from the Competition Committee, which, unlike the other two, would allow a review of non-compliance with passport controls.
Such a rule would allow the League to correct controversial mistakes. As in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Rams 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.
Saints coach Sean Payton came on Tuesday no earlier than 1
"People would say [to me]," Stop, "Payton said," But I'm not complaining at all. It's just trying to think ahead. Which deductible can you feel comfortable with? [We] was just hit by this event. I do not think it was good for everyone. The trainers met yesterday This is the best meeting I have attended in my 13 years. "
Sean Payton suggested that officials should be employed full-time because" it's too much at stake.
As the meetings of NFL owners begin this week in Arizona, instant replay is much debated and it's a big step in the right direction.
Ownership support for every change The debate on Tuesday could end with some sort of resolution or affect Wednesday morning – if the annual league meeting is likely to be interrupted – if there is no consensus, it is possible that until the spring meeting of the May 20 to 22 in Key Biscayne, Florida, one or more proposals for a retake will be submitted.
But there is little doubt that the coaches are united in their hopes for a kind of action in response to that NFC Championship Game.
"It was 32-0," said Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, "hopefully our vote will be heard."
Some coaches differ in the details. Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he was worried about frame-by-frame analysis of passphrase calls. He suggested, however, that the existing recruiting officer sitting in stadiums in the press box alert the referees to clear and obvious mistakes.
"I think the coaches were on the right path," Gruden said. "I think the rerun could expand his role, I think he might be able to beep up to [referee] if there's an obvious or undeniable mistake, maybe there are 13 guys in the field Do not say that there is a fifth problem, maybe even the game that cost the saints … I think the guy up there can do an undeniable injustice without interrupting the game, I think that should happen . "
Payton went one step further and said the owners would one day come to a similar conclusion.
"It could not be this weekend," Payton said. "Not today, but we'll have a point where this eighth officer lets this game flow, it'll let it flow, and he'll grumble this buzzer if he has a certain level of A. A mistake has been made That's going to happen. "
As the NFL gets tighter in the embrace of sports and live betting, Payton said, the League's office will be re-examined. When fans are frustrated by the potential for a slower game pace, he said, "One million times when they put $ 4,000 on their phones [bet] and clicked on Caesar's" click. "
" And they pressed " click ". For a score here and the last drive, "click", they all hit. And the last drive and such a call takes place and blurrrrr … there is nothing in the account. I do not even speak of the enthusiastic player. That's not the one they choose. Suddenly our kids have 20, 40 dollars. …
"We will not be perfect, but you definitely have to look like you're trying."
In the meantime, the owners have delivered two expected votes on Tuesday morning. They made the changes to the kick-off rule of 2018 which had been carried out one-year, permanent. They also voted to eliminate all blindside blocks not just those in the head or neck area, to increase safety during punches and other games.
The owners also agreed to a proposal that gives teams the timing choice of enforcement for a personal fouls or unsportsmanlike conduct after a point game. Yardage can now be marked either at the extra point or on impact.
In other polls on rules, the NFL put forward a proposal originally submitted by the Chiefs to guarantee each team overtime. The league also defeated a proposal by the Denver Broncos to give the teams a unique option in the fourth quarter to have a four- and fifteen-year-old out of their 35-yard line as an alternative to an onside kick.