One of the biggest fan criticisms of the NFL this season has been what is, or isn’t a catch. No play represented the frustrations with the rule, and micro-management by instant replay, like the reversal of Jesse James’ apparent game-winning TD catch against the Patriots in Week 15.
When Goodell stopped by The Herd yesterday, Colin asked him if he was concerned that simply defining catch has been so difficult, and if he shared the fans frustrations surrounding the amorphous rule.
The Commissioner said he shared in their confusion, and concern:
“I’m not just somewhat concerned, I am concerned… It’s particularly in the going to the ground that I think is creating a lot of the confusion.”
Goodell added that he and the league have undertaken a review of the rule that will hopefully provide clarity for fans, and fewer situations like the end of the Pittsburgh/New England game.
That would be great.
“I’m not just somewhat concerned, I am concerned… It’s particularly in the going to the ground that I think is creating a lot of the confusion.” — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the ‘Catch Rule’ pic.twitter.com/sn9CAqwKUv
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 29, 2018