Roger Goodell thinks penalized head hits will become reviewable

By Bill Bradley, contributing editor

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that he believes penalized hits will become reviewable.

"I've talked to several coaches during the year," Goodell told NFL Media's Rich Eisen during "NFL Total Access." "It's a big call obviously. We've had some mistakes made on the field where a player has used the right techniques and a flag was thrown."

Eisen was alluding to unnecessary roughness penalties that have been called by referees who saw helmet-to-helmet contact. However, in some cases replay has shown neither players' head was involved in the collision.

"I want to encourage (defenders) to make the adjustment, which I think players and coaches have done," Goodell said. "And we want to make sure we get it right on the field.

"I believe that will be a reviewable call. I know the (Competition Committee) is going to study that."

Eisen's complete interview with Goodell will air Monday on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET.

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