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The NFL’s new pass interference rules might not be as bad as people think

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We might not even notice them all too much.

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One of the biggest changes in football for the 2019 NFL season is the rules changes concerning pass interference.

There are plenty of people who are worried that since PI is now a challenge-able call that we’ll see all sorts of different results that we may not have in past seasons. People make the case that the league is overreacting to what happened in the NFC Championship Game last year between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams (that was awful for the record), but how often is it really necessary to challenge something like this?

NFL rules aficionado, and current day FOX analyst, Mike Pereira stopped by the Blogging The Boys podcast feed (subscribe here!) on Thursday to lend his thoughts on the matter. He believes that we might not actually see this employed all too often and that all of the overreaction might have been a bit too dramatic before we saw it in use.

Pereira also discussed what we’ve heard from other NFL personalities, Jason Garrett was a big reason why this rule was pushed forward. The rules expert also noted that Garrett has always done a great job of speaking from an objective perspective on behalf of all NFL coaches.

We’ll all be able to see Mike Pereira when during the first Cowboys game of the season as their date against the New York Giants is on FOX’s America’s Game of the Week. You can also catch Mike in commercials for Buffalo Wild Wings promoting their new football prenup.

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