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NFL Reportedly Considering Radical Rule Change After Rams vs. Saints Game

the controversial uncalled pass interference penalty for the hit on Tommylee Lewis during Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints in 2018.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Tommylee Lewis #11 of the New Orleans Saints drops a pass broken up by Nickell Robey-Coleman #23 of the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The NFL is still dealing with the fallout of the missed defensive pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game. However, an interesting solution could be forthcoming, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter reported this morning that the league is considering implementing limited coaches' challenges for judgment calls that would include some sort of penalty if the call is upheld. The punishment could potentially be a time runoff or a penalty.

"It is a proposal designed to get those against allowed coaches' challenges of officials' judgment calls more supportive of the potential rule change," Schefter wrote this morning. "By creating a disincentive or penalty to even question a judgment call, the argument will be that it will be used rarely and won't be abused."

This reportedly won't be the only proposal the competition committee considers, but Schefter said it has gained "some traction."

To put it succinctly, I'm not quite sure how to feel about this right now.

Making true judgment calls challengeable is likely opening up a Pandora's Box of sorts, but at least the NFL is trying to mitigate this strategy from being abused.

It will be interesting to see how far this proposal goes and if it is ultimately implemented.