Just a knee jerk reaction to the Saints game, there will be so much confusion this yr I don t see this lasting more than 1 yr. Those DB don t have a chance with the stupid calls you see every week IMO they have ruined the game to some extent!!
don't get me wrong I want the game to be called correct, but the only way I see this being a good thing is if only the Refs monitoring in NY could stop game and address this issue.
I may be wrong but I think it's baseball that defers to New York headquarters. Aren't all NFL games monitored "upstairs on location".
No matter, it will lengthen games, increase scoring, and open up some brand new scenarios. Defensive backs are going to be neutered.....(worse than they are now). It will change the game.
If I'm a coach each 3rd and 15 plus I'm flooding one side and throwing deep every single time. In the red zone, 5 wide every third down. Defensive backs are going to need real short memories.
I do not like the ongoing trend of turning sports into video games. Reckon I'm just old school.
I think reviews in the nfl are handled in 2 stages
if its a standard called review like on a score or turnover or in the last 2 min and the result of the call is blatantly obvious its handled upstairs on location
but if something comes into question , or some kind of gameplay decision has to be made the lead referee back at headquarters gets involved