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Replay on all field goals probably a long shot

There simply aren't enough cameras to provide irrefutable video evidence for all field-goal tries, and even if there were, different angles might produce different interpretations, league executives said.

Originally Published: November 20, 2007
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

Subjecting field-goal tries to instant replay seems logical after Cleveland's Phil Dawson sent one ricocheting into NFL lore Sunday.

But as with most proposed rules changes, including the logical ones, this one would face skepticism.

There simply aren't enough cameras to provide irrefutable video evidence for all field-goal tries, and even if there were, different angles might produce different interpretations, league executives said.

Executives would only ...

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