The NFL world has been clamoring for rules to be changed/altered for a long time, and none has caused such a stir as the ‘Catch Rule’. This rule has had a major impact in many games for many teams.
The Dez Bryant play, the Jesse James play vs. the Patriots last year and even the Kelvin Benjamin play vs. New England last year. All were impacted by not just the rule, but the way it was reviewed.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said it best when he talked about how he felt the officials on the field made the correct call, but it was the replay process which truly intervened to change the ruling on the field.
The ‘Catch Rule’ wasn’t the only change to be made to the game heading into 2018 regular season. They also allowed those at NFL headquarters the authority to instruct on-field officials to eject a player for a flagrant non-football act.
So, Al Riveron now has the power to eject players.
Take a look at the rule and bylaw changes below, and let us know what you think about them in the comment section!