By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — Considering the NFL’s constant thirst for more big plays, more yards, more touchdowns, and more offense in general, it would not be much of a shock if this “change” to the controversial “catch rule” became a reality. It would certainly move games along much quicker.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Brad Wilson, a fake “NFL Special Assistant Of Officiating,” speaks to the NFL Network’s Colleen Wolfe on the new rule change, an obvious April Fool’s Day joke but one that might be a better solution than whatever the referees do nowadays to determine a catch.
“Look, there’s only one person on the field who knows whether or not a pass was caught or incomplete, and that’s the receiver,” says Wilson. “So we’re going to just have to ask the receivers to use the honor system and they’ll tell us whether or not they caught the ball.”
At least with the honor system you wouldn’t have to sit through review timeouts, listen to Ed Hochuli bloviate for two full minutes on how many millimeters there were between the football and the turf or the receiver’s toe and the chalk. Dallas Cowboys fans would probably be happy if this were a real change…READ MORE: 'Had A Heart Of Gold': Construction Worker Killed In Newton Identified As Russell Harron
Considering the NFL’s incompetence in recent seasons and the controversy constantly swirling around the catch rule, this video may come across as tone-deaf to some fans. On the other hand, at least they are aware of the joke that is the current catch rules.MORE NEWS: 'I Don't Want To Be A Vigilante': Mikayla Miller's Mother Demands Justice At Hopkinton Rally
Matt Dolloff is a writer for CBSBostonSports.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect that of CBS or 98.5 The Sports Hub. Have a news tip or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff and email him at email@example.com.