NFL head of officiating wants consistency in catch calls

Dec. 2, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan argues a call with the refs during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

In today’s NFL, there are many fans who no longer know what a catch is. The rulings are incredibly inconsistent when it comes to deciding what is and isn’t a catch and it appears that the officials have questions themselves about the official rules.

The league recently sent out a video to the officials to show what is and isn’t a catch, as NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino called for more consistency in the rulings.

“The ball comes loose when he hits the ground,” Blandino said, via Pro Football Talk. “This is an incomplete pass. We didn’t rule it this way, and again, we’ve got to work and strive to be more consistent with our game officials to make sure they understand this.

“We’ll continue to direct officials on this topic, on this issue and make sure that we continue to work on consistency in this area.”

Unfortunately for the officials, not only are their catch rulings inconsistent, but nearly every rule in the NFL rulebooks has been up for debate this season. The referees need to start doing a better job all around.

Topics: NFL

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