Today NFL Owners unanimously approved simplified catch rule.
The new rules defining a catch include:
1. Control of the ball.
2. Two feet down or another body part.
3. A football move such as:
» A third step;
» Reaching/extending for the line-to-gain;
» Or the ability to perform such an act.
There have been some majorly botched calls in the past years regarding the catch rule. Let’s take a look at the top 3, respectively.
#3. Jesse James, TE, Steelers Vs. Patriots
#2. Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions Vs. Bears
#1. Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys Vs. Packers