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Bills hoping proposal passes

Posted by Chris Brown on March 27, 2012 – 7:19 am

The NFL Competition Committee is hard at work at the league meetings in south Florida. The Bills are hoping their instant replay review proposal passes for a couple of reasons.

Buffalo proposed that the head official on the field be relieved of the responsibility of reviewing all reviewable or challenged plays during a game. They want it left to the replay booth official upstairs.

“We did make that proposal and I hope it passes,” Bills GM Buddy Nix said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It makes a lot of sense to us. One thing is it saves time. (The referee) doesn’t have to go through the show of going over and putting the hood on and pretending like you’re in the CIA or something. We think it’ll speed it up and we also think it takes some of the pressure off of the officials.

“If the referee makes the call and has to go under the hood and has to come out and say, ‘I missed it.’ It bothers some guys. None of them intentionally, but it does make it a little harder and awkward for them. So we think a guy ought to be there and be the replay guy. (Our proposal) gives you a lot of relief in a lot of areas.”

We should know if the proposal is passed in the coming days.


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