NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino Comments on State of the Catch Rule

February 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A catch seems like one of the simplest things in the game of football, but to this day, it's hard for anyone to define. The NFL has rules that dictate a player must have two feet in bounds and make a football move while having complete control of the football.
The problem is that people have trouble defining certain aspects of those rules.
Slow-motion and high-definition replays allow officials to break down every questionable catch frame by frame, so they can see things the naked eye cannot, which results in several overturned calls on would-be receptions.
On Sunday, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino spoke about the state of the catch rule on NFL Network Radio (h/t Will Brinson of CBS Sports).
"We think that the rule is in a good place right now. I really think it's just communicating the rule and educating," Blandino said. "There's a subjective element to the rule so there are always going to be those plays where we debate [what happened].&...

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