The League


How Will Ed Hochuli Change the Rules?

After stealing Norv Turner's smile, the NFL downgraded Ed Hochuli faster than Lehman Brothers, and League spokesman Greg Aiello announced that the NFL competition committee will examine the fumble rule. But how should they change it and deal with the replay system?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 16, 2008 1:10 AM

Booth Guidance Needed

It's like a doctor going into surgery with a nurse, an anesthesiologist, and the patient, and they all see he's operating on the wrong leg, but no one does anything about it because it's against the rules.

Posted by Charles Mann, on September 16, 2008 1:53 PM

Overhaul Instant Replay

The NFL needs to re-examine how it handles and implements instant replay.

Posted by Gene Wang, on September 16, 2008 11:01 AM

Don't Overhaul Instant Replay

All that's needed is to tweak the replay rules like the league already did for botched down-by-contact calls

Posted by Mark Maske, on September 16, 2008 9:44 AM

Get it Half-Right, After the Fact

The solution in this case would be to allow officials to retroactively award possession correctly no matter when the whistle is blown.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 16, 2008 8:35 AM

Let Them Play ...

The refs should let the play continue until the ball is recovered and go to instant replay.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on September 16, 2008 1:25 AM

Law and Sports Don't Mix

More often than not, the intersection of the two sets bad precedents

Posted by Don Yee, on September 16, 2008 1:23 AM


BGuhl: Is your memory that short? The reason that the NFL *finally* adopted the current replay rules (which the USFL had had right in the first pl...

WAF: I agree. These blown calls costs teams games. There seem to be no penalties for Refs making bad calls. How bout we fine them for obvious ...

Miguel Pakalns: Strange to say it, but BGUHL is entirely right and Charles Mann is off the mark on unlimited booth replays. It was not long ago that the ru...

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