NFL warns all head coaches about ‘pushing’

Oct 26, 2013; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is interviewed by media at the Commissioners Fan Forum at the Landmark Hotel in advance of the International Series game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN,

The NFL sent a videotape to all 32 head coaches this week, warning that it will work with officials to pick up more penalties like the controversial one called last Sunday that helped the New York Jets beat the New England Patriots, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. On the video, the league showed two plays from the same game, the sources said.

Last week during the ‘push’ incident, there was a lot of uproar following the outcome of the game. Pats fans were upset with how the game ended, and the penalty that was enforced on the team.

It was seen later on that the Jets also participated in the act of pushing during a field goal, but no flag was thrown.

Umpire Tony Michalek, who called the penalty on the Patriots, did not call it on the Jets even though the league admitted in the video that both were rules violations.

Some could say that this is the NFL’s way of covering up for the fact that they may have missed the call on the Jets and ultimately affected the outcome of the game. But I want to hear what you think on the matter? Leave a comment down below.

Topics: New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL

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  • Santee Jack

    Seems like no matter what sport, there are some penalty plays which are missed. Even if football had 11 refs on the field during a game, there would still be some missed penalties,

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