(4UMF NEWS) NFL LockOut Update
If an official rules a score (touchdown, field goal, safety or extra point) during a game, the replay official will automatically review the play. If there is any question as to whether the ruling is correct, they will buzz down to the referee and ask him to come to the monitor to review the play. If the replay official confirms the ruling is correct, they will buzz the referee indicating he is clear to let the scoring team attempt the extra point, or kick off if the scoring play was a field goal, safety or extra-point attempt. A coach will not be allowed to challenge the ruling of a score. The intent is to save the coach from having to challenge the ruling of a score and, thus, increase his chances of not running out of challenges or timeouts.
Many fans and insiders are upset that this new rule will make NFL games longer and aggravated taking momentum away from the game. We will see how this will effect the season, if it ever starts.
- Rule changes could lengthen games (nypost.com)
- NFL Lockout Update (4umf.com)
- Mike Pereira: Get ready for more replays, longer games (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- NFL Free Agency 2011: Top Game-Changers Ready to Find Homes Once Lockout Ends (football.rawsignal.com)
- 22 Worst Feelings in the NFL (bleacherreport.com)