When It Comes to Innovating, Why Is the NFL Frozen in Time?

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When It Comes to Innovating, Why Is the NFL Frozen in Time?
When It Comes to Innovating, Why Is the NFL Frozen in Time?

With three minutes remaining in an early-October loss to the Patriots, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones dropped back on third-and-10 and threw in the direction of Golden Tate, who was covered tightly by cornerback Jonathan Jones on a post route. Only now, thanks to a newly introduced rule that permits challenging pass interference penalties (or, here, the lack thereof), New York coach Pat Shurmur had a course of action. While the head game official, Brad Allen, marched over to the sideline replay station, Fox's broadcasters reviewed the sequence: Jones illegally engaging with Tate before he broke in his route . After which color man Troy Aikman and rules analyst Mike Pereira agreed that by the letter of the law, this was pass interference.

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