Let’s say it again: upholding a fifteen-yard penalty for targeting after the replay official rules that no targeting occurred is galactically stupid.
Unless you’re Rogers Redding.
Redding said the 15-yard penalty issue will likely be examined by the rules committee after the season. “That’s come up a little bit from the coaches in particular, but we’re not going to make a change like that midseason,” he said. “That’s been the only piece of it that’s been a concern.
“It’s a slippery slope because if you do that, then that sort of opens the door a little bit to reviewing other fouls. We don’t want to get a place where we’re reviewing interference and offsides and holding penalties.”
Yeah, heaven forbid we hold officials accountable for making poor calls. It’s far more important to cover their asses than to get the game right.