National Football League owners OK simplified catch language

NFL responds to question of whether it used new catch rule for Super Bowl LII replay

National Football League owners put a new answer to that question Tuesday morning by approving a proposal from the competition committee that re-defined the catch rule.

As some writers noted, the rule could be hard to officiate for two reasons: Players with the ball may brace themselves for tackles by lowering their heads to protect the ball and their bodies.

This prompted the Bert Emanuel Rule, which allowed for the football to touch the ground so long as it was firmly in the receiver's control.

In hopes of clarifying what has consistently been one of the most frustrating issues on the field, the league announced Tuesday that it had redefined, and hopefully simplified, what constitutes a catch.

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McKay did not say if the new rule was a direct response to that hit. Those two were implementing the NFL's new catch rule, which was just voted in last week. The requirement to survive the ground has been tossed.

A football move such as a third step, extending for the line to gain or "the ability to perform such an act". Additionally, some players expecting a tackle could contort their position to draw contact with a defender's head, thus drawing a penalty.

As McKay outlines, the rule change simply gives the officials authority to make these ejections.

During an episode of ESPN's 'NFL Live,' Riveron told Chris Mortensen "that the Corey Clement and Zach Ertz "catches" in the Super Bowl were ruled "differently" than they were during the regular season". It could result in more players going low at the ball carrier's knees to avoid even the chance of an illegal hit.

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Now, if the team that gets the ball first scores a field goal, then the opponent loses possession by an interception or fumble on its first series, the down will be permitted to run to its conclusion, including awarding points scored by either team during the down.

The competition committee heeded such instructions.

The James call was particularly impactful because the Steelers wound up losing to New England in a December game that determined home-field advantage for the playoffs. Oakland was found to have not violated the rule that requires minority candidates to be interviewed for head coaching and executive positions.

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"We saw on the tape a very consistent pattern that creating this is the risky action by a player lowering their head creating a different spine angle and delivering a blow", McKay said.

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