Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that NFL leaders and the competition committee plan to consider possibility of making pass interference calls subject to instant replay review.
“It will be discussed at length along with additional fouls that coaches feel should be subject to review,” Maske said in his report.
In past years, the competition committee has been opposed to making judgment calls like PI subject to review. The end result from Sunday’s Rams-Saints game could lead to an increased level of support for a rule change.
Any change would have to be approved by at least 24 of the 32 team owners.
Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters after the game that he spoke with Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, and was told that pass interference should have been called.
“They blew the call,” Payton said. “It’s a game-changing call . . . a tough one to swallow. . . . How two guys can look at that and come up with their decision — we’ll probably never get over it. The truth is, some of these losses — one like that — it’s too bad.”
Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman acknowledged after the game he should have been called for pass interference. “Oh, hell yeah, that’s PI,” Coleman said.
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