Adam Gase won the challenge for pass interference
As we all know the preseason is not only useful to the coaching staff to verify the quality of the players and install new philosophies of attack and defence, but it is very useful also to the referees to put in practice the new rules approved in the spring by the Owner.
One of the most important among those introduced is the ability for a coach to call a challenge to dispute a pass interference that was detected by the referees in the field (HERE you can find the complete rules for the NFL).
In the first day were called 35 pass interference and 6 of these have been asked the challenge, the result? Confirmed the judgment on the field.
On the other hand were launched nine flags in red, to ask the challenge for an alleged pass interference, the view from the Head Coach (or who for him), the result? Eight, don't call on the field confirmed and has had success.
DEN vs ATL: PI call, 3:25 in the 2nd quarter > Call confirmed
IND vs BUF: PI call, 2:33 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
IND vs BUF: No PI call, 7:50 in the 4th quarter > Call confirmed
JAX vs BAL: No PI call, 8:35 in the 1st quarter at the > Call confirmed
NE vs DET: No PI call, 3:07 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
CAR vs CHI: No PI call, 11:49 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
HOU vs GB: No PI call, 3:49 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
DEN vs SEA: PI call, 4:22 in the 4th quarter > Call confirmed
TB vs PIT: PI call, 3:16 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
MIN vs NO: NO PI call, 8:03 in the 1st quarter at the > Call confirmed
MIN vs NO: the PI call, 4:41 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
CIN vs KC: No PI call, 3:39 in the 4th quarter > Call confirmed
LAR vs OAK: No PI call, 7:35 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
FROM vs SF: PI call, 1:45 in the 3rd quarter > Call confirmed
NYJ vs NYG: No PI called, 9:01 in the 3rd quarter > Challenge won
Adam Gase Head Coach of the New York Jets) or any of his employees had noticed the attempt to hinder the receiver escaped the referee in coverage. Immediately after the review in the field and the assignment of the pass interference came the tweet of Al Riveron, head of the referees, who explains how he is “clear and obvious” the movement of the defender which prevents the receiver the ability to receive the ball.
“In #NYJvsNYG, the defender significantly hinders the receiver''s opportunity to catch the ball. The ruling on the field is changed because there is clear and obvious visual evidence of defensive pass interference.” – THE pic.twitter.com/DPiORSHdMd
— The NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) August 9, 2019
Gase enters then in the history of the NFL with his first win on a challenge asked for a pass interference.
We will see in the next few days if the trend will be similar to that seen in these first 17 games (Hall of Fame game and week 1).