Sean Payton is not surprised that the NFL plans to end its one-year experiment of allowing pass interference calls to be reviewed by replay.
Appearing on Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan on Thursday, Payton said it became clear last season that “we weren’t prepared to enforce that and monitor that the correct way.”
Payton was a driving force behind the league’s groundbreaking decision to allow pass interference calls to be reviewed for the first time last season after his team was the victim of a controversial missed PI call in the 2018 NFC Championship Game.
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But like many other coaches and fans, Payton became disenchanted with the league’s frustratingly high and inconsistent standard for overturning such calls.
The NFL overturned only 13 of the 81 pass interference-related plays that coaches challenged during the 2019 regular season. (Booth reviews resulted in reversals on 11 of 20 instances.)
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