Lions already propose expanded replay for officiating

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Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:02 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Lions, feeling burned by a non-interference call in a playoff loss to Dallas, already have proposed expanding the use of instant replay for coaches' challenges.

Dean Blandino, the NFL's officiating director, said Thursday the competition committee will look into adding to what calls are reviewable, as it does each year. That committee, which makes recommendations to the 32 owners on rules changes, also will re-examine the "process of the catch" rule that cost the Cowboys' Dez Bryant in a postseason loss to Green Bay.

Blandino, who is on the powerful committee, says its members "look at any situation ... any time a team brings up an issue that has to be looked into."

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League football operations chief Troy Vincent, also a committee member, adds both of those plays and the rules involved will be major topics in the offseason.


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