Posted: 19 September, 2012
by Grill Team
Matty Johns Supports NFL-Style Referee System
Matty Johns has come up with an NFL-style solution to resolve the issue of video-ref decisions.
"I believe the referees, the on-field officials should have no rights, no ability to go to the video referees," Matty said on Triple M Sydney.
The Grill Team were discussing video refs after Bulldogs coach Des Hasler came out in favour of a system similar to the NFL in America. Hasler told the media yesterday that he first proposed this idea to the NRL in 2012 but it was rejected.
In their game the on-field referee has 60 seconds to watch a replay of the incident, usually at the side of the field, and to come up with a decision.
"I think it's a step in the right direction. What they do in the NFL is they don't show the incident on the big screen as to put pressure on the on-field reds. I think that's a really good thing," Matty told MG and Gus Worland.
Matty went one step further adding it should be up to the coaches to put out a coaches challenge if they suspect foul play.
"It puts the pressure back on the coaches and if the coaches get it wrong they should lose an interchange."
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