NFL To Consider Making Pass Interference Calls Reviewable After NFC Championship Blunder
While it won't change the outcome of the 2018 NFC Championship game, it could keep future teams from suffering the same fate as the Saints.
During the 2009 Super Bowl run that the Saints had, changes were made to playoff games after Garrett Hartley kicked a game winning field goal in overtime during the NFC Championship game versus the Vikings. So, why would this year be any different?
Less than 24 hours after the game, the NFL's rulemaking competition committee already has plans to discuss making pass interference and some other calls reviewable by instant replay according to the Washington Post.
“It will be discussed at length along with additional fouls that coaches feel should be subject to review,” one person familiar with the league’s inner workings told The Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing public furor over the botched call in New Orleans.
Sean Payton is a member of said committee.
A high ranking official with one NFL team confirmed this, adding, “And there will be discussion on [replay] review of calls and non-calls.”
For any rule change, at least three quarters of the 32 team owners would have to approve it.