Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes the NFL should give officials a better chance to make the right call.
Harbaugh gave a zealous argument Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings, supporting rule changes the Ravens have recommended. The Ravens have a proposal on the table that would allow more plays to be reviewed. The only exceptions would be judgment calls like pass interference, illegal contact, illegal use of hands, unsportsmanlike contact, and forcible contact against forward passers, defenseless receivers, and kickers.
Harbaugh says the time has come to use technology and replays to help officials more.
“The fans have a better view, and a better look at the game, than the official does,” Harbaugh said, via NFL Network. “Why aren’t we giving the officials and the coaches that same view?
“There were five games last year that were determined by non-reviewable calls. The fans don’t understand that. They don’t want to look at that all week…the official made a mistake that everybody can see that the fans saw in real time that the league said, ‘It’s not reviewable, we can’t fix that.’ What do you mean can’t fix it? We can’t fix it because we decide not to be able to fix it. We can fix it. Make it reviewable.”
Owners will vote Wednesday on rule change proposals.