The NFL is working on a new rule that would allow teams to appeal any game-day call on their own.
It’s the latest effort to address a slew of controversial calls in recent years.
The league is also working on another change that would require teams to get permission from officials before making a play that’s not flagged.
This one’s more expansive, too.
It allows the commissioner to waive a call for up to 10 minutes during a game and to call another play in the penalty box for up-to 10 minutes if the play isn’t flagged.
The league has been discussing this rule for years and hasn’t actually implemented it.
The rule, however, is an extension of the league’s earlier plan to implement a system for all officials to review calls during a play in order to correct a mistake.
Under the old system, the officials would review each play, and if the replay official deemed a mistake was made, the referee would make the call.
The rule, like the previous changes, allows for teams to opt out of the review process if they feel they’re not being treated fairly.
As a result, the NFL is trying to push through an expanded system that would permit referees to review the play, as well as allow them to call the penalty.
This new rule would make this system more streamlined, but also allow officials to make more subtle adjustments that would take a bit more of their time.
“We’ve seen teams adjust to the rule change,” NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent told reporters Friday.
“There are a lot of nuances to this rule.
You can’t be too careful in this system, because there’s always going to be mistakes that happen.
But we have a system that is designed to be a little more streamlined.”
The NFL has worked on a rule that could allow teams, such as the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, to appeal the call from the officials who review calls.
The Saints and 49ers would have to get a “replay” or replay-related clearance from the league.
In the case of the Saints, this would be via a replay review, which is typically used by teams to flag plays that aren’t called.
In this case, the review would be conducted by the officials in the booth, and the Saints would need to get approval from league officials in New Orleans.
The 49ers’ appeal would be filed through the league office, with an appeal hearing scheduled for March 3.
The 49ers are asking for a decision from league head of officiating Dean Blandino by then, so they could file an appeal with the league at that time.
The team said the rule would have been in place by now.