Don’t expect the pass interference (PI) replay rule to survive as is for the 2020 season. And, it remains unclear if any sort of PI replay will be on the books this fall.
ESPN reports that members of the NFL Competition Committee “remain skeptical” about the one-year experimental rule.
While the Competition Committee isn’t pleased with the PI replay results, the committee isn’t ready to entirely scrap the rule. The committee is open to modifying the rule for the 2020 season.
But, the problem remains — how can instant replay turn a judgement call into black and white call? The answer is simple — it is impossible.
I think that most teams will want some type PI instant replay rule on the books to correct obvious errors; but there will never be a rule that will make pass interference a 100% objective call.