Sports | February 27, 2018 1:16 pm

NFL Competition Committee Wants to Revise the Catch Rule

The competition committee is meeting in Indianapolis to change the rule.

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Jesse James #81 of the Pittsburgh Steelers dives for the end zone for an apparent touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on December 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After official review, it was ruled an incomplete pass. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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The controversial NFL catch rule might see some changes after the competition committee meets in Indianapolis this weekend to discuss revising the rule. Language in the rule could be changed so that it matches up with the role instant replay have changed in defining what is a catch, writes Sports Illustrated. The rule has been criticized frequently throughout the past season. One of the most notable plays that came under fire was when a touchdown scored by Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James was overturned in a regular season loss to the New England Patriots. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has previously voiced his concern over the rule, and an owners meeting will take place next month.