Posted December 11, 2013

Report: NFL to consider centralizing replay reviews

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis AP Photo/David Kohl)

The NFL said this touchdown by BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ on Sunday should not have counted. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

The NFL is considering making changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled, reports NFL.com’s Albert Breer.

The officiating has been widely criticized this season, especially after Sunday when Jeff Triplette’s crew overturned a play which resulted in Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis being awarded a touchdown.

The league said Monday that Green-Ellis’ score should have been taken off the board.

I think our officials do an incredible job, but there’s always room for improvement,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We’ve had some errors that we think we need to correct. Some of the things we’re discussing is how to do that, whether there are changes to replay, or to how we train or what we do on the field.”

Goodell was at the NFL’s Special League Meeting in Irving, Texas and said that when it comes to replay, the league will look at everything.

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 “Our number one focus is to make sure we’re providing the best officiating. We always think we can improve. Consistency is important,” Goodell said. “By bringing it into the league office on Sundays and having one person actually making that decision, you can make an argument there’s consistency.

“This is something the competition committee will be studying. It’s something we discussed with the membership today. They’ll come back with a report and we’ll make an adjustment from there.”


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