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NFL to end pass interference replay

The new rule was so unpopular that no one is even bringing it forward for a vote.

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After only one year, the pass interference replay has been eliminated.

In an effort to correct the missed call in the 2018 NFC Championship game, the NFL allowed pass interference to be reviewable in 2019.

However, the league seemed so unenthused over the new rule that pass interference calls were overturned less than 20 percent of the time. Furthermore, non-calls that should have been identified by review officials and that should have been reviewed never were.

Competition Committee Chairman Rich McKay announced that the NFL would end pass interference reviews.

“We’re not going to vote on, because nobody is putting forward, the OPI/DPI review again. So that dies a natural death,” McKay said.

Fans and officials should be happy to see this rule go the way of the dodo because it was problematic on so many levels.

The New Orleans Saints, the team who brought forth the proposal for this rule in the first place, didn’t bring it forward a second time. Either they believe that justice was done, or even they were so fed up with it that they didn’t think it was worth pursuing.