The outrage over the pass interference non-call at the end of the NFC Championship is still going strong, and it appears the NFL will at least consider a change to the replay system which would allow penalties to be reviewed.
Colin thinks this it’s a big mistake for the NFL to even pay lip service to the idea, and any changes that are made because of it would be a massive overreaction. First, it’s just not a good idea. It would make the game worse by creating a thousand of its own logistical problems like, what’s reviewable? What’s not? What’s the standard to reverse a call? No one knows. Can you imagine what the public outcry will be when a game-winning pick-six is called back after defensive holding is seen on replay? Take a guess.
Just like MLB overreacting to a tie in the All-Star Game by putting playoff home field advantage on the line was a huge mistake, the NFL would making another one by making long-term changes to replay over one call in one game.
Overall, Championship weekend was relatively flag free, seemingly an NFL reaction to a year of the fans and media complaining there were way too many. The result was some bad missed calls on both sides and one that sticks out because it was at the end of the game. People need to get over it and move on.