More on the new scoring replay system
- From NESN's Jeff Howe:
Some clarity on the new replay rule: All scoring plays will be
reviewed by the replay official, who must confirm the score. If he
cannot confirm the score, the referee will go to the replay. The
referee cannot spot the ball -- for a kickoff or PAT -- until he
receives confirmation of the score from the replay official. Also,
coaches are not allowed to challenge a scoring play. It is
entirely up to the officials.
My guess is that for the vast majority of scores it will be blindingly
obvious to the the replay official in the booth that it was a score
and he'll pretty immediately signal confirmation to the ref (probably
while the players are still celebrating).
Rich Carreiro rlcarr@...