Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, has revealed that the league is considering a new rule that will centralize in-game replay reviews in the light of recent mistakes.
The new protocol will see replay reviews going to the league's offices and being reviewed by a single person, which, according to Goodell, is a lot fairer.
"Our No. 1 focus is to make sure we're providing the best officiating," he told NFL Media. "We always think we can improve. Consistency is important. 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 proposed rule change has come about due to recent mistakes in games such as the Indianapolis Colts' visit to the Cincinnati Bengals where a touchdown was awarded after the on-field decision was overturned thanks to a replay which then turned out to be incorrect.
The NFL hope to correct these errors and bring the standard of refereeing that is usually seen in the NFL back to the game.
Also discussed was the possibility of a rule that will lessen low hits such as the one on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, which has left him out for the season with a torn ACL.
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