NFL Replay Rule Changed; All Scoring Plays Subject To Booth Review

The NFL tweaked the rules on replay challenges at the owners' meetings in New Orleans on Tuesday. Under the new rule, all scoring players will be subject to a booth review. Previously, the only automatic booth review came under two minutes of each half. Now all scoring plays can be reviewed without a coach using a challenge.

The original proposal also called for the elimination of the third replay challenge but that will remain intact.

I'm not sure how I feel about these changes. On the one hand, I'm all for getting a call correct, especially scoring plays. This takes the burden off the head coaches to use a challenge if a scoring play is incorrect. On the other hand, it will slow down the game. The NFL supposedly has a time limit on challenges but I'm not sure I've ever seen that enforced.

The NFL owners also voted to change the kickoff rules which you can read here.

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