NFL rulemaking committee considering reviewing penalties, report says

Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman admits he committed penalty on controversial no-call vs. Saints

The NFL rulemaking committee is considering allowing penalties to be reviewed, but not in the way you would think.

The committee is looking into allowing additional penalties to be reviewed, but only on a play in which a penalty already has been called, according to The Washington Post.

“Most are uncomfortable with adding flags,” one source told the Post, “but I think most would support [the league’s officiating department in] New York reviewing pass interference and certain personal fouls, provided a flag has been thrown.”

In this instance, the controversial play from the NFC Championship game in which Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman possibly interfered with Saints wide receiver TommyLee Lewis on a pivotal play in the closing minutes would not be reviewable.

The committee has power in the NFL and owners will consider its proposals and decide whether to implement them or not, but owners can also make enact changes on their own separate of the recommendations.

For any rule change to be made, it must be approved by 24 of the 32 teams in the NFL.