Report: NFL testing new replay system at Pro Bowl
The NFL will test a new replay system during the Pro Bowl, reports Darren Rovell of ESPN.com.
Instead of the head official in an NFL game ducking under a hood to review a play, the league could turn to technology provided by two of its partners. Officials would use Bose headphones and a Microsoft surface tablet to review the play, with video of the play being wirelessly streamed to the tablet.
According to Rovell, the NFL will also provide video replays to players and coaches during the game using the Surface tablets.
Other changes to replay for next season could also involve replay reviews for pass interference. In the aftermath of the Dallas Cowboys' controversial NFC Wild Card Game win over the Detroit Lions earlier this month, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said the league could make pass interference calls reviewable.
The Pro Bowl will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
- Mike Fiammetta