Especially at the goal line, how often do plays end in a pile of bodies? All the time, right? Enough that whatever the refs call on the field is likely to stand on replay, cause there won’t be enough evidence to overturn it. If I’m Patricia, I’m telling our guys to go after the ball even if the guy looks to be down at the goal line. The refs will just let it play out and maybe we’ll get a free TD.
I would also contend that oftentimes when a RB is stopped at the goal line he’s still laying on top of plenty of bodies, but his forward progress has been stuffed. There may not technically be any part of his body touching the ground, he’s just squashed in a mass of humanity and unable to move. How long will they wait then to blow the whistle then? It’s pandora’s box.
The refs just need to call the best game they can, same as they’ve been doing the past 60 years. They’re going to get some of the close ones wrong, so be it. I’d rather that than the mess we have now.