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The NFL is trying to change the catch rule over the offseason because the current rule is an abomination. Officials are able to overturn catches based on a completely subjective reasoning of whatever the referee had for breakfast in the morning.
But seriously, the officials have a ridiculous amount of leeway to determine whether or not a catch is a catch:
A player who goes to the ground in the process of attempting to secure possession of a loose ball (with or without contact by an opponent) must maintain control of the ball until after his initial contact with the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, there is no possession. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, it is a catch, interception, or recovery. A player is considered to be going to the ground if he does not remain upright long enough to demonstrate that he is clearly a runner.
So the league is trying to simplify the rules, or at least improve them, and they've called together a group of individuals to change the language. Head Guru of Changing Rules to Benefit Peyton Manning Bill Polian is in the committee, along with a bunch of coaches like fired Bills coach Jim Schwartz and fired Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin.
The committee also includes players like Packers receiver Jordy Nelson and a bunch of Hall of Fame wide receivers in Tim Brown, Fred Biletnikoff, Chris Carter, and Steve Largent. They added in tight end Chad Lewis for good measure, but let's be serious, the league doesn't care about protecting tight ends.
The league has also requested that Most Talented Wide Receiver of All Time Randy Moss join the panel, but I think there's something completely wrong and unfair about his inclusion. For the same reason that most great coaches were average players, asking Moss to define a catch is like asking da Vinci to define a painting. It's just not fair to the regular humans that are trying to play this game.
Oh, it's only a catch if you shake Darrelle Revis out of his shoes and make a one-handed grab in the end zone.
Yeah, but if you don't catch it one-handed, you have to out-jump a double team or it doesn't count.
Okay, fine, if you don't jump or chump the best corner in the league, it's only a catch if it's against a triple team.
C'mon, Randy. Leave some football for the rest of us.