John Harbaugh Unhappy With NFL’s Replay System, Wants To See It Expanded


March 22, 2016

John Harbaugh has a lot of issues with the NFL rulebook, how it’s officiated and apparently, how the replay system works.

The Baltimore Ravens head coach has been at the forefront of proposed rule changes this offseason, and Harbaugh told reporters Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting, he’d like to see the replay system overhauled, too.

“There were five games last year that were determined by non-reveiewable calls that determined the outcome of the game,” Harbaugh said at the AFC coaches’ breakfast, according to ProFootballTalk. “The fans don’t understand that. They don’t want to see that the officials made a mistake that everybody can see, that the fans saw in real time, that the league said, ‘This is not reviewable. We can’t fix that.’ What do you mean you can’t fix it? We can’t fix it because we decide not to be able to fix it. We can fix it. Just fix it. Make it reviewable.”

Unsurprisingly, one of the Ravens’ proposed rule changes centered around making every play reviewable, except for a handful of penalties like holding and pass interference.

In Harbaugh’s defense, he also addressed whether adding to instant replay would make games longer. To that, according to PFT, Harbaugh suggested additional replay be done during TV commercial breaks to avoid slowing down the game too much.

Thumbnail photo via Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports Images

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