Embed from Getty Images Â 2016 rule changes A loophole in the catch rules for receivers that step out of bounds was closed by one of the rule changes that will take effect in 2016. If a receiver that stepped out of bounds during the course of the play was unable to re-establish
Tag: illegal touching of pass
Week 3 Officiating Video: pass interference, sideline plays, and the momentum rule
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino released his weekly video highlighting some calls from Week 3. Items discussed included pass interference, illegal touching and where receivers can line up if and if not on the line of scrimmage. During the Browns-Ravens game on Sunday, a missed unsportsmanlike conduct foul
Steelers sideline call could have gone 3 ways (or more)
Week 3: Steelers at Panthers (video) What seemed to be a second-quarter touchdown by Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton was ruled incomplete because he stepped out of bounds. After stepping on the sideline, it was ruled that Wheaton never placed two feet back in bounds before he jumped to catch the pass.