NFL Gets Tougher On Monitoring Football Air Pressure
The league is introducing a new set of rules that will require more oversight from officials and keeping records of footballs' PSI.By Matt Moreno | July 27, 2015
While we still await the NFL's ruling on deflategate, the league is moving forward with a few other things related to the scandal.
Footballs will be under stricter scrutiny next season according to Fox Sports. The changes include random air pressure checks during halftime, numbering the balls to keep better records, inflation or deflation of balls found outside the 12.5 to 13.5 PSI range, and custody of the balls given to the league-hired kicking ball coordinator prior to the game.
Reactions to the the beefed up rulings aren't great. Former NFL VP of officiating and Fox Sports analyst Mike Pereira calls it an overreaction since officials have so little time in between halves and ESPN's Mike Greenberg says it could actually cause more issues.