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.
The fans were alos asked about Dez Bryant’s controversial reversal in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers:
Here’s what fans thought about the touchback rule: