NFL owners OK centralized replay system

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  1. short faced bear

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    12:44 p.m. CDT, March 25, 2014

    NFL owners voted Tuesday to significantly change the instant replay process, allowing referees to communicate with the New York officiating command center during reviews.
    The league announced that owners voted to pass Rule Proposal 9 at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. Referees will now be able to speak with head of officiating Dean Blandino at the command center in New York, who will help in reviewing a play.

    This proposal had wide support throughout the league because there is belief it will improve accuracy and speed during replay reviews.

    The officiating command center immediately will begin to review replays after the call is challenged. By the time the referee gets to his “booth,” the command center can advise the referee on what to look for in the play. The referee ultimately makes the final choice on the play.

    The league also voted to ban “roll up” blocks to the side of a player's leg. This is a tweak of the rule that bans these blocks from behind. It should help mostly defensive players.
    The rest of the rules and bylaws proposals are expected to be voted on Wednesday.,0,3172878.story
  2. soulman

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    Better accuracy maybe, more speed doubtful. I guess we'll find out.
  3. butkus3595

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    The replay should go to an official up in a box who then radioes the call down to the officials on the field. The whole going to the sideline booth and looking it over for 5 minutes is a waste of time. If they can do it for scoring plays why not everything else?
  4. Henry Burris

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    This is good, it will seemingly set a standard for the entire league..

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