REPORT: 70 Percent of NFL Fans Believe Catch Rule Should Be Changed

NFL Explanation Jesse James Non-Catch

Back in September of 2010, then-Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson made a spectacular catch against the Chicago Bears to give the team the lead in the waning seconds of the 4th quarter. However, upon further review, the refs ruled it a no-catch because Johnson let go of the ball as he stood up, and we’ve been in this ongoing cycle of trying to figure out what is and isn’t a catch ever since.

It’s gotten to be so ridiculous that it seems as if a receiver has to catch the ball, take 15 steps, do his taxes, make a coffee, and hold onto the ball the entire time just so it’ll be ruled an actual catch. At this point, almost everybody agrees that the rules need to change.

A recent survey of 1,000 NFL fans that was conducted by Kroon Casino revealed that 70% of fans want the rule changed immediately. And 40% of those fans wanted the language for ‘going to the ground’ to change as well.

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The fans were alos asked about Dez Bryant’s controversial reversal in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers:

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Here’s what fans thought about the touchback rule:

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