If you have control (that' gonna be another Grey area), and take a step or move forward, you are a runner.Under current rules they just needed to determine if he was a runner or not, that made or broke that catch. Because of his angle if they said he was going to the ground to make the catch (he instead lept after 3 steps) then he would have had to survive the ground as he was not yet a runner.
Both stood, which is likely how they'll need the write the rule. (or was Ertz confirmed?)
Replay should be designed for the plays where it is obvious that the outcome should change. The 80/20, 90/10 calls where it could go either way or it can be explained or leaned one direction or the other should yield to the call on the field.
That's a hard sell and will be just as confusing, IMO, in the age of 4k slow-mo and an easily accessible social media mob for any given side.
Cousin won $200 by Foles catching a TD... 40/1 odds, lol.
Eagles were smart about how they used Foles. He was comfortable with RPO and they didn't try to change him into something he wasn't. Problem with some teams they try to make QB fit into offense instead of offense fitting QB.
I did think the Eagle TD where receiver bobbled ball was incomplete. Not sure how they missed that call with instant replay.
NFL just changes rules on the fly,,,Very frustrating. The TD where WR dives across goal line was correctly called because he made a clear secondary move turning into runner.
I read one thought during the game that I could kinda agree with... basically it was along the lines of you don't usually change something when everyone's played a bunch of games, but once the playoffs start everyone's 0-0, allowing you to make adjustments that don't mess things up competitively..
They could go w/ the college rules for all I care, just need to figure out a way to make this a more precise measurement of success.
AMEN ....A catch is a catch. The NFL has to stop being so precise about football catches and plays . It takes the fun out of a game with every replay . The Eagles need to keep Foles . Carson has a pretty severe injury and you never know what the outcome will be . I always liked Nick and couldn’t believe when chip traded him for Bradford. Chip was paid to destroy the Eagles.