March 18, 2014

The Great Debate: Should P.I. be subject to video review?

Derek Mortensen/ Staff

Today, the CFL announced that it is considering making pass interference subject to video review as part of a significant review of its rule book.

Under a proposal to be voted on Thursday evening by the league’s Rules Committee, coaches would be allowed to challenge both called and potential defensive pass interference fouls under certain conditions.

If it passes, the CFL could become the first football league to subject pass interference to video review.

Under the proposal, a team would be able use any and all of its Coaches’ Challenges to challenge a called or potential pass interference foul up to the final three minutes of a game. In the final three minutes of a game, and overtime, a team could only challenge such a call or non-call one time, and only if it still has an unused challenge and a timeout remaining.

Today’s Debate: Should pass interference be subject to video review?