New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton continues to lobby to make pass interference calls eligible for replay review.

Payton reiterated his comments on Monday after some games on Sunday featured pass interference calls or non-calls that were highly debatable.

“It has been (discussed) and for good reason, and let’s hope that that at some point is (addressed) sooner than later,” Payton told reporters Monday. “Listen, it’s been brought up and discussed by a number of clubs, and I think the competition committee needs to spend a lot more time thinking about that specific call is so critical to get right.”

Payton was asked about a controversial pass interference called on safety Kenny Vaccaro in the third quarter that gave Carolina a fourth-down conversion, moving the Panthers 16 yards to the 1-yard line and erasing what would have been a turnover on downs.

The Saints, who were called for three pass interferences in the game, held on to beat the Panthers 41-38.

“These interferences that are at the end zone become 1-yard line handoffs,” said Payton, who also said after the game that he wished he could have thrown a challenge flag.

The competition committee has made it clear over the years that it does not want judgment calls in replay.

The Atlanta Falcons‘ final offensive play in a 26-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks was a controversial non-call against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who appeared to hook the arm of wide receiver Julio Jones.

“That’s not my job,” Jones said after the game. “If they make the call, they make the call. If they don’t, they don’t. That’s not me to coach them up on officiating the game. The only thing I can do is go out there and do my job. … It was just a missed call. It’s over with. It’s done. We’re on to the next right now.”

Falcons coach Dan Quinn was visibly upset on the sidelines but downplayed the non-call after the game.

“It never comes down to one play,” Quinn said Sunday. “I thought we had some opportunities in this game to capitalize on, so I’m not going to comment regarding the foul or not on the last play.”

Sherman said he thought the officials were letting both sides get away with contact.

“So it was just one of those games. They let us play,” Sherman said.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle: “It’s a jump ball, and Sherm’s hand was on his arm. That happens all the time. Every play there’s stuff going on. Imagine what it’s like on a Hail Mary play when there’s five guys on defense back there, and there’s three or four guys on offense. There’s all kinds of bumping and shoving and stuff. They have to determine it. So that’s not a big deal at all.”



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