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Rooney not loving potential new replay rules

Posted on: March 21, 2011 9:11 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

There’s been some talk today from the first day of the NFL owners meetings about the potential new kickoff rules and if the proposals needed tweaking before the owners actually vote on whether to implement them.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II has a slightly different point of contention: potential new replay rules.

The rules committee has proposed tweaking those rules by eliminating coach’s challenges on scoring plays and, instead, going more toward the college game by making all those plays subject to a booth review.

Rooney, for one, isn’t a fan of that idea.

"The fans are going to sit there and wait and, 'OK, is that a touchdown or not? Are they going to review it or not?'" Rooney said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"And the other thing is, the first time we did replay it was basically sort of the eye in the sky thing where any play could be reviewed. That's how it was. The negative I think from that -- and I think one of the reasons we kind of went to the system we have with the coach's challenge -- was the effect it had on the officials. They basically started to be hesitant to make a call because they knew everything they were going to do was going to be reviewed. I think that could be one of the effects of this, guys not wanting to make a call because they know it's going upstairs no matter what they call.”

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Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:27 am
 

Rooney not loving potential new replay rules

Rooney is absolutely correct - let them play football, let the refs call the plays. Sitting their while some guy is under the hood looking at a play from all different angles is boring and does not lessen any controversy.



Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Rooney not loving potential new replay rules

First off college games any play can get reviewed the NFL is only going to review scoring plays plus how many times a teams scores can be very limited maybe 4 TD plays on each side, and I think that waiting an extra minute or two on  those few close plays that in the end determine who the winner or loser is is worth the wait. Accuarcy on calls and improving the game is what there trying to do. Also I believe that its the opposite with the refs they will feel more free to make a call they think is right on a pontential game if they know that if there wrong they'll wont be the difference in the game.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Rooney not loving potential new replay rules

Mr. Rooney is spot on here.  The college games are sometimes brutal to watch with all the replays.  4 hour games are common in college football because of the replay rules.


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