It’s pretty obvious to fans that certain new rules are working and certain new rules aren’t. I’m not here to dig into the catch rule today though.
Another rule being proposed is changing a defensive pass interference penalty to a maximum 15 yard penalty rather than what it is now, a spot penalty.
I would hate to see this rule take place. If there is no DPI then the catch happens at that spot. Let’s say it’s 40 yards downfield. The offense just lost 25 yards with this new rule. This is a rule that doesn’t need to be tampered with.
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