The NFL is expected to consider a proposal that would grant coaches limited challenges for incorrect judgment calls as the league attempts to navigate the missed penalty controversy from the NFC Championship Game, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The proposal would reportedly also recommend that teams losing such a challenge be subject to a penalty or a time run-off in order to disincentivize coaches abusing the new rule.
The league’s competition committee – of which New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is a member – will find a way to get the rule passed in some form, a source predicted to Schefter; other proposals will be considered but the push for judgment challenges “seems to have some traction.”
Late in the NFC title game, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman made blatant contact with Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis prior to the arrival of a pass from Drew Brees.
Official Appeared To Wave Off Other Official For Flag During Sunday's No-Call https://t.co/nGJvIkToym
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Despite the apparent pass interference, no penalty was called and the Rams eventually won a trip to the Super Bowl in overtime.
If the Rams win, this Superbowl will be tainted forever.
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