Ian Busby Sun Media
This article about the pass reception
rule change wasn't quite clear to me
but here's how I interpret it.
In previous years, if the receiver fell to the ground
without being touched by a defender and the ball came out
it was called a fumble or an incomplete pass.
Now it's a pass completion.
This year if that happens it's a catch even if
he is contacted by a defender during the catch
as long as if he has possession for 'an element of time'[?]
A second or 2?
The refs are trying to swing the pendulum
in favour of receptions.