Eight years ago, then-Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson made a spectacular catch that seemed to be the game winner against the Chicago Bears, but upon further review, it was ruled incomplete.
Since then, there has been this crazy back and forth on what is and is not a catch, with no one seemingly able to provide a real, concrete answer. It got that much worse after Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant seemed to make a spectacular catch against the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs a few seasons ago, but just like the Johnson ruling, it was also overturned after replay.
Years after the fact, the competition committee found a way to upset both fan bases once again by unanimously agreeing that both catches should have been ruled complete.
Via ESPN’s Kevin Seifert:
“The NFL competition committee appears to have unanimous agreement that controversial catch rulings involving Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson should have been ruled complete, according to Giants owner John Mara. So the committee is working on changing the rule to relax the “going to the ground” requirement.”