Jon Gruden Comments on NFL’s Usage of Instant Replay

January 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Instant replay has become just another part of the NFL and therefore is being scrutinized more than ever. It's not perfect, but it has certainly helped correct some incorrect calls in big games.
However, don't count former NFL head coach and current Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden as a fan, per Men's Fitness (via Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith):  
I would eliminate all of it. Everything’s disputed now. Was he inbounds? Was it a turnover? It’s taken the juice out of the stadium. There are too many timeouts. Let the people on the field officiate and hold them accountable. Look, there’s going to be some bang-bang plays that have to be officiated. And who’s going to make the decision? The instant replay man in New York City?
Gruden is correct in that it does slow down play, and calls are still disputed. But it's not like they weren't before replay became so prevalent. At least with slow-motion replay, most of the time we can see...

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