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Should coaches in the NFL be able to challenge penalties?

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Started: 4/20/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Traumatic

Pro

As a football fan, I have seen a fair share of blown calls. I think it is completely possible to add some penalties into the category of challenge-able plays.

It would really help me out to have another football fan take me up and argue against me on this topic.

Thanks in advance!
THESHREKSTER

Con

Well number one your Gay. Number two, Bill Belichick of the New England is going to pay the refs to overturn the penalties. The Patriots already tried cheating in Deflate gate and I'm sure they will do it again. Before you know it the NFL will just be about bribing the refs to overturn the penalty. Do you really want the NFL to turn into the NBA? Everyone knows the NBA is rigged and the refs are biased towards LeBron James and the draft lottery is rigged. Also, do you really want the Patriots to win the SuperBowl 10 years in a row because of blown calls. Do you really want the NFL to become the next NBA? If the NFL does in fact do this, make sure to devote your life to Shrek because he will please you.
Debate Round No. 1
Traumatic

Pro

So really you have no argument here. You are going off on how the Patriots will always win because they suck ref dick... well I don't have a clue where you think of this crap. I don't know how you managed to get on the topic of basketball being rigged. There are plenty of problems with the NBA. The argument is the NFL and resolving the problems there. Having a handful of penalties that are frequently blown be able to be overturned wont ever make the NFL spiral out of control and the Patriots their way to the top 10 years in a row. It doesn't work like that and wont ever work like that.
There is a way to cap challenges. It isn't like a coach has unlimited challenges to constantly screw over a team. Limiting a coach to the 2 challenges a game makes the coaches use them wisely. Situations that depend on a single call do not happen often. Challenging them when they do happen will make the game more fair. Like I said, not every penalty could be challenged. Some penalties should remain an on field decision.

This proposal can help the NFL instead of "turning it into the NBA".
THESHREKSTER

Con

Do you really want NFL games to become any longer. They all ready are about 3 and a half hours long. Also sometimes there is overtime in the NFL. Having coaches be able to review more calls. Then the games will become over 4 hours long. Do you really want one game to waste your whole Sunday afternoon? Also, the Patriots will become better with the reviews. Again, they will just pay the refs before the penalty is reviewed to win the game. Also, I have seen many of blown calls as a Detroit Lions fan. Although some calls were terrible, they should not be able to review especially in the last two minutes of each half. This will cause too much stress within the last two minutes.
Debate Round No. 2
Traumatic

Pro

Adding penalties to the challenge-able plays wont suddenly add time to the game. The coaches would still have 2 challenges. The same amount of time will be used.

Penalties would be an easy addition to the challenge system. Not all penalties would be review-able and of the easy penalties that would be added, reviewing them wouldn't take too long to look over. Obviously pass interference can be seen in most camera angles, so a quick look at a screen, a word with the guy in the booth, and an announcement of a confirmed or a overturned call. Not too mush time wasted. Probable less than most challenges that are happening currently in the NFL. Hell, the guy up top could probably look at the play and tell the head referee the correct call and waste less time because the head ref wouldn't need to walk over and look at a monitor.

No way in hell a referee goes to look at an obvious call and says the wrong thing because he is getting payed off. That wouldn't happen. It is easier to do today because they can't review penalties. Having them look at the play a second time would make it so there isn't an error. Again, with 2 challenges a game the coach would have to use them wisely, so sometimes a team would get screwed over a some plays, but they probably wouldn't be as crucial of a blown call than others. This all would just give teams a chance to keep a drive going in a tight game rather than ending it early because of a blown call and end up losing.
THESHREKSTER

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
Traumatic

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THESHREKSTER

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