You’re all aware of the new rule that allows one to challenge whther PI occurred or not. And how the pre-season was a “test-drive” for this new rule. The test-drive revealed that its going to be very very hard to get a PI reversal…The standards are very high for the PI to be called “Clear and obvious”, or “blatant”, or “egregious”, whatever. So the “Mantra” has become “Don’t waste your time on a PI challenge.”… We’ve now seen it twice where a Lions receiver was interfered with, but apparently the ‘mantra’ was in effect, so we didn’t challenge.
“Mantras” can be bad things. You never know what might be clear and obvious to New York. Or even if some make-ups for prior calls – levelling the playing field, etc. may be in effect.
I think in both cases, Patricia should have challenged to no PI call. Especially last night. What do you think, is this mantra Patrica has a good one, that should always be in effect??