No one involved with the NFL knows what a catch is, so the NFL is going to do something about it. No, really! The league is reportedly forming a “catch committee” and will listen to Dez Bryant‘s input on what a catch is.
According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the league office decided to get input from three former head coaches, a former GM, a former side judge and a former wide receiver.
Ex-Titans/Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, former Lions coach Jim Schwartz and former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin are reportedly on the committee, along with ex-NFL receiver James Thrash and former NFL side judge Tom Finken.
It might also include input from Dez, the Cowboys wideout who was involved in a highly controversial catch during a playoff loss to the Packers last year and who recently volunteered his help to decide what a catch is.
“He cares,” NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino told Bell. “It’s important to him. We definitely want to hear from him.”
Blandino added the league wasn’t sure what would “come out of” the catch committee meeting but sounded optimistic about the idea of an extra set of eyes on what is a catch.
“We don’t know what will come out of it,” Blandino told Bell on Thursday. “Maybe there’s something the [competition] committee hasn’t considered in the past.”
Bryant’s big catch on Monday was similar to his non-catch against Green Bay. (USATSI)