National Football League sets new definition for controversial catch rule

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James catches a pass then twists to stretch the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the New England Patriots with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh Sunday Dec. 17

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said Tuesday that the league is closing in on clarifying its controversial catch rule. The proposal will include modifications two notorious points of interest: movement of the ball and the going-to-the-ground requirement.

The changes would also do away with the rule that slight movement of the ball in a receiver's hands negates a catch, Vincent said.

"The Dez Bryant play, that'd be a catch [under the new rule]", Vincent said.

The NFL experienced both controversy and low ratings last season - and not just because of the catch rule. The committee plans to propose the removal of the provisions related to the receiver going to the ground with the football and to the slight movement of the football in the receiver's hands.

Changes to the National Football League catch rule could result in more fair catches next season and far less confusion about what is and isn't a completed reception.

Marvel Lands Coming to Disneyland Resort and Disney Parks Around the World
This will be in addition to the Iron Man Experience, which opened a year ago and is now the resort's most popular attraction. The immersive Super Hero Universe will mark the next major addition at Disney California Adventure after Pixar Pier .

James reached the ball over the goal line, but it moved when it hit the ground, which caused the replay official to overturn it. And then we applied that to the rule.

The replay standard for overturning what was initially ruled a reception will be "indisputable" video evidence, rather than "clear and obvious", Vincent said.

The reality is that, in the first year that the league office had final say over replay review, the man for whom the procedure was created - Dean Blandino - left the NFL for FOX.

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James appeared to catch the go-ahead touchdown on 1st-and-goal with 28 seconds remaining in a Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly made the catch rule a major focus this offseason, seeking greater clarity after opening dialogue with former and current players and coaches.

Related News:

  • Sunken WWII ship on which 5 brothers died discovered in Pacific

    Sunken WWII ship on which 5 brothers died discovered in Pacific

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has a lot of unusual hobbies, including massive airplanes and searching for long-lost shipwrecks . The brothers" deaths "became a rallying point for the war effort, with posters and speeches honoring their sacrifice.

    Someone just beat Google, adds 'View Button' in Image Search

    Usually, you'd have the option to view the image OR visit the site, but Google has since removed the " view image " option. As the settlement with Getty Images only affects Google, it's business as usual for others like, say, Microsoft Bing .

    Trump speaks with Putin after re-election victory in Russia

    Former President Barack Obama called to congratulate the president-elect in 2012. Moscow has repeatedly said it hoped for better ties with the US under Trump.
  • Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to the WWE ring

    Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to the WWE ring

    Many of Bryan's doctors, surgeons and other experts have cleared him so we might see him get active sooner rather than later. The immediate question now is what role Bryan may have at Wrestlemania 34 , which takes place April 8 in New Orleans.
    'Black Panther' is the most tweeted about movie ever

    'Black Panther' is the most tweeted about movie ever

    The two most recent record-holders were 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens and last year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Twitter said Tuesday that Ryan Coogler's box-office smash has been tweeted about more than 35 million times.
    Alex Cobb agrees with Orioles on 4-year, $60M deal

    Alex Cobb agrees with Orioles on 4-year, $60M deal

    The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal says Cobb and the Orioles are close to a 3-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $50 million. I'd project Cobb to end the year next year with an ERA around 4.00, a K/9 in the 6.80-7.00 range, and a WHIP around 1.20.
  • We're Not Being Greedy, Rainbow Six Siege Dev Says About Loot Boxes

    Ubisoft intends to rework and rebalance some of the maps with a focus on Bomb Mode, and every season one map will receive a buff. That seems to be going reasonably well, as the active player-count is still growing, reportedly now sitting at 27 million.
    Steelers sign free agent S Morgan Burnett

    Steelers sign free agent S Morgan Burnett

    Burnett reportedly is getting the nod over free-agent safety Michael Thomas , who visited the Steelers on Monday. His versatility - ability to play safety, nickel corner, extra linebacker - was an asset in the Packers' scheme.
    To be or not to be? Egypt bans Uber

    To be or not to be? Egypt bans Uber

    Careem said it had not yet received any official request to stop operations in Egypt and continued to operate as normal. Uber was founded in 2010 in San Francisco and operates in more than 600 cities across the world.
  • More rain and snow on the way

    More rain and snow on the way

    Thursday night , the low will be around 48 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. We heat up late in the week, heading back over 80 by Friday and beyond, along with a more humid feel.
    Is President Trump's Tariff Package Against China Feasible?

    Is President Trump's Tariff Package Against China Feasible?

    It holds United States dollars 1.17 trillion of US Treasury securities, down about USD 33.5 billion since August previous year . Paul added, "He's not the first president who's promised he would do something about China".
    Expedia's Orbitz says 880000 payment cards hit in breach

    Expedia's Orbitz says 880000 payment cards hit in breach

    The breach affects 880,000 people who made purchases between January 1 2016 and December 22 2017, according to media reports. Meanwhile, credit card issuer American Express said in a statement that the attack did not compromise its platforms.


Most liked

IL primary election 2018: Embattled Gov. Bruce Rauner faces a primary challenger
Results are compiled from the Associated Press, Cook County Clerk's Office and the Chicago Board of Elections. Attorney and former Miss America Erika Harold has won the Republican primary for IL attorney general.

McDonald's pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions 36%
Conning Inc reported 189,517 shares. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Zacks Investment Research cut McDonald's from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th.

Hallsville woman arrested after child found alone on street
At the end of the preliminary hearing, the judge granted a motion from prosecutors to immediately swab Wasinger-Konrad for DNA. When Camille was asked about her mother, she reportedly told the deputies Francisca was in the garage.

Injury plagued Warriors fall to San Antonio Spurs
However, Curry is not the only injury worry for Warriors coach Steve Kerr, with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson also now sidelined. Kerr missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season and sitting out for the Warriors' first 11 playoff games previous year .

Sensex extends slide for 5th day, sheds 253 pts, Nifty below 10100
The Sensex shrugged of its early losses, with IT and telecom stocks leading the recovery, and touched high of 33,102.74. The NSE Nifty too was trading in the positive terrain at 10.30 am, trading 0.19% or 19.35 points up at 10,113.60.

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
However, President Donald Trump's refusal to recertify the deal has injected uncertainty into those sales. The plane was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, as well as six crew, he added here on Sunday.

'Tragic incident' sees two-year-old die in River Teifi at Cardigan
It was initially thought the auto , which was parked on a boat ramp next to the family's riverfront business, had been stolen. But the girl's father, Jet Moore, suggested his daughter's death was an accident after the auto had rolled into the river.

United States and South Korea to resume joint military exercises
North Korea said that such bilateral military drills could be a "source of catastrophe" for the Korean Peninsula. This year's exercises were delayed to avoid clashing with the Pyeongchang Winter Games in the South last month.

City Votes to Exempt Itself From California Sanctuary Law
Others said that dropping the city's sanctuary status will likely bring lawsuits. Los Alamitos will also file an amicus brief with a lawsuit from U.S.

United States officer finally charged over Aussie Justine Damond's shooting death
The prosecutor said some police officers would not cooperate with the investigation and volunteer information about the incident. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman outlined the case against Mr Noor in a media conference this morning (AEDT).

Juventus, official: Chiellini set to face Milan & Real Madrid
Massimiliano Allegri's side now sit two points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A with nine matches remaining. Chiellini, who has won 96 caps for the Azzurri , has started 22 of 29 Serie A matches for Juventus this season.

Ben Carson points to wife on $31000 HUD dining set purchase
Carson told the panel that if it were up to him, "my office would probably look like a hospital waiting room". The next thing that I quite frankly heard about it, was this $31,000 thousand dollar table had been bought.

Lenovo K5 and K5 Play launched; Specs, features and price
The Lenovo S5 has been in the rumour mills for quite some time, and today, the device was finally made official by the company. There's the main flagship S5 model , and two lower-end budget phones: the K5 and the K5 Play , presumably meant for children.

Amy Poehler to make feature directorial debut with Netflix comedy Wine Country
She directed an episode of Broad City in 2014 and led three episodes of Parks and Recreation between 2012 and 2015. Tina Fey , Poehler's wing woman and fellow icon, will also be featured.

Trump's lawyers turned over documents to Mueller
Any dismissal of Mueller would have to be carried out by Rosenstein, who has publicly expressed his support for Mueller. After sending out three tweets on Sunday morning, Trump went to the golf course that bears his name in Sterling, Va.