The NFL’s new catch rule guidelines look promising:
The NFL’s competition committee has recommended changing the language of the league’s catch rule in an effort to avoid future controversial calls.
The proposal seeks to define a catch as:
1. Control of the ball.
2. Two feet down or another body part.
3. A football move such as:
• A third step;
• Reaching/extending for the line-to-gain
• Or the ability to perform such an act.
The recommendation, revealed Wednesday by NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron, will be voted on by owners next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. The new rule will get rid of provisions pertaining to the slight movement of the football once it hits the receiver’s hands and the going-to-the-ground requirement.
It’s interesting to see that despite the SJW-convergence of the league office and all the promises to fund this or that SJW-inspired initiative, no team has signed either of the two architects of the anthem protests. It appears the NFL’s general managers are less committed to the self-destruction of their sport than the league or its owners.