It’s never an easy proposition to get the NFL to change things, especially in the first proposal.
But the Houston Texans were able to accomplish that task this week.
The Texans submitted a proposal to have failed fourth-down plays reviewed automatically in the same way that every touchdown is reviewed immediately after a team scores to see if it is legitimate or not.
According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 News, the Texans were successful in their attempt to get the new review procedure approved by the NFL.
PHOENIX — #Texans fourth down rule review proposal approved @KPRC2 https://t.co/NvmzBlexAh
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 30, 2023
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of this new rule being approved is how long it will take and how much longer it will extend games.
In a society with an attention span that is getting less and less from year to year, professional sports going through a slow and methodical process is something no one wants to see.
However, these fourth downs getting reviewed could and likely will change the outcome of a lot of games in the years to come, which is progress to some extent.
One thing NFL fans have grown tired of, and the same can be said for NBA fans, is that the review process can take too long.
Hopefully, for the sake of the fans and the entertainment factor of games, this review process will be quick, and NFL games can flow, making the experience as entertaining and fair as ever.
Only time will tell how this new rule is perceived and if it is a success for the league and its fans.NEXT: Texans Owner Comments On Season Ticket Sales