Gayle Benson says replay reform not likely at first NFL Owners Meetings

"They know how we feel and it’s just going to take us some time to go through that process. It’s going to be a process, though, and I’m lobbying very strongly with them," Benson said

Kristian Garic
March 25, 2019 - 10:05 pm

A change to replay doesn’t look likely this week at the NFL Owners meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Since January 20th and the infamous “NOLA No Call,” the Saints have pointed to this week of the league meetings as the place where replay reform might happen and prevent such an atrocity from ever happening again.  Well, don’t hold your breath, Saints fans.  The potential of NFL owners coming to a resolution this week is slim. “I don’t think we’re going to be able to solve problems in one meeting,” said Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson.  In fact, there is the possibility that any actual expansion of replay could take a while. “I think it’s going to take us several months,” Benson added. 

While that seems like a pessimistic appraisal of the situation, Benson believes eventually the rule will change.  “I’m hoping moving forward we’re going to make it right,” she said.  

If the league doesn’t come to an agreement on a rule changes, the owners could vote to table the conversation until the spring meetings in May. 

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