A significant amount of condemnation has been directed at the National Football League (NFL) as a result of their roughing-the-passer regulations, in particular the questionable manner in which they were implemented by NFL officials during the previous NFL season. There have been rumors that one NFL team is trying to get the league to change the rules about roughing the quarterback in a big way, and the league has confirmed these rumors.
Plays such as successful receptions and lost interceptions are eligible for review by the officials, but roughing the quarterback is not one of the play types that can be challenged. If one football club has its way, that will likely change in the future.
According to Ari Meirov of The 33rd squad, at least one National Football League club has proposed making roughing the quarterback decisions reviewable by instant replay. In addition, Meirov mentioned that this is something that the NFL competition committee is likely going to talk about on Monday.
This account was picked up by a lot of followers, and it seems like they are really excited about this possibility.
While there are those who are still keeping their fingers crossed that the NFL competition committee will take this into consideration and approve it. On the other hand, it is quite apparent that the competition committee thinks there is very little wrong with the regulations that are currently in place.
According to a report by NFL.com’s Judy Battista that came out on Sunday, the committee looked at 80 roughing the quarterback calls made during the previous season and found only three that were “questionable.”
The vast majority of Football supporters would probably examine those same 80 decisions made by officials and conclude that many of them are significantly more dubious than they perceive them to be.
At this point, it appears as though the rules that are presently in place will most likely continue to remain the same for the foreseeable future despite the fact that it is still unknown whether or not the rules will, in the end, be altered.