INDIANAPOLIS — The AFC championship recreation was one of the best of the 12 months, and arguably one of the best in the previous a number of seasons in the NFL.
The Patriots defeat the Chiefs, 37-31, in extra time following profitable the coin toss and scoring a touchdown on the initial possession. This prompted several to issue the NFL extra time policies the place both of those teams are not certain to contact the ball.
This evidently is a thing the competitors committee is discussing, so does Chiefs coach Andy Reid want it modified soon after not receiving a likelihood to contact the ball just a handful of weeks ago?
“They are chatting about them and we’ll see how all that rolls,” he reported. “We all have our views. We’ll just see how it goes. The league would make the suitable final decision. They’ve bought to pay attention to a great deal of voices coming at them from different angles. But they are aware of it and looking at points.”
Other matters staying reviewed is the expansion of replay, which has some various views.
“More replay, much more — glance how hard it is for these officers, all suitable,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh reported. “I know as a coach, what’s the worst place to look at the recreation from? Sideline. You see the minimum quantity kind the sideline. That’s why you put coaches in the box, Okay. So we have bought all this technology and the lovers truly have a better look at of the recreation from an officiating standpoint than the officers do. So these distinct and obvious errors that are inevitably going to get created it’s not just one play in a championship recreation it transpires every single single 7 days, simply because the position is so hard and moves so rapid and the angles aren’t excellent. If we can put someone up there in the box that has a better angle that can enable officiate the recreation from up there, do that. If we can increase much more replay, let’s do that. For the reason that at the close of the day it’s about the credibility of the place, and we can’t have the other leagues outpacing us in phrases of use of technology to make sure video games are truthful and properly-officiated.
“We have excellent officers. These fellas are unbelievable with what they do. We’ve also put a great deal of policies in place that’ve created it really hard on them. They’ve bought a great deal on their plate. So let’s increase an official, let’s increase two officers, let’s put one up in the box, let’s increase replay if we want. Let’s make sure that at the close of the day the lovers walk out of the stadium and walk away from their Tv sets knowing that was a fantastic, tricky-fought, properly-officiated recreation and the consequence is as it must be and it was suitable. The suitable team received the recreation.”
In the meantime, when speaking Thursday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden is on the reverse close of points, as he reported he thinks there must be a lot less replay.
Relating to the Patriots, Invoice Belichick has extensive been in favor of replay, even staying of the mind that all plays must be reviewed.