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BBAO: Mulling the 'Calvin Johnson rule'

We're Black and Blue All Over:

The NFL's powerful competition committee plans to review the rule that cost the Detroit Lions a potential game-winning touchdown at Soldier Field last month, according to co-chairman Rich McKay. I'm not sure what to make of that news.

Other seemingly legal catches have been overturned under the same rule in recent years, and as a result, the committee has discussed possible changes. No amendment proposals have been produced, much less put up for a vote among league owners.

Is the Calvin Johnson play enough motivation to follow through this year? Or is this announcement an attempt to placate those who were outraged by the call? I'm not sure yet, and given the labor situation and other issues facing the league right now, I have a hard time thinking this one will merit a high priority.

Continuing around the NFC North: