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07:23 AM ET 12.04 | Of course, he has a dog in the fight, but Bill Belichick would like coaches to be able to challenge any call. Put them all in play. As it stands, some plays can be reviewed on instant replay, others can't by the current rules. During a conference call [Tuesday], the Patriots coach indicated that would be his preference. Make them all reviewable. As it is, coaches only get two challenges per game, so it's not like you'll see red challenge flags tossed every two minutes. "When you have two challenges, I don't see anything wrong with the concept of, 'you can challenge any two plays you want," Belichick said. "I understand that judgment calls are judgment calls, but to say that an important play can't be reviewed, I don't think that's really in the spirit of trying to get everything right."

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December 4, 2013  07:39 AM ET

The game would last 5 hours, if they do this.

December 4, 2013  07:43 AM ET
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The game would last 5 hours, if they do this.

totally agree

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December 4, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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The game would last 5 hours, if they do this.

No, the number of challenges would remain the same.

Wanna speed up the game? Get rid of the commercial break after kickoffs.

December 4, 2013  08:02 AM ET
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That could cover two meals.....you thinkin an even bigger deal with Papa john's Pizza is imminent?

If you're watching the game on an airplane, the upgrade to Grill Class would definitely be worth it.

December 4, 2013  08:04 AM ET

As long as they keep it at two challenges and the 90 second rule stays in place, I really don't have a problem with this.

December 4, 2013  08:07 AM ET

As long as they keep it at two challenges and the 90 second rule stays in place, I really don't have a problem with this.

December 4, 2013  08:12 AM ET

<kicks dog>

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December 4, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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....but wait.....lets challenge it

"After further review, the Discount Daaable-Check guy was outside the cabin, and the aircraft was in motion prior to the middle-seat guy taking his seat. By rule, Illegal Boarding Procedure.

Replay the same commercial 10 more times during each game."

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December 4, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Next he'll be asking to throw challenge flags for penalties that weren't called

December 4, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Play football, i don't have 6 hours to watch a Game!

December 4, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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<throws red flag>

<sprays Hella with Black Flag>

December 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Next he'll be asking to throw challenge flags for penalties that weren't called

Exactly. And that is why it is a dumb thing to do. Bad idea. It would be used by coaches to scream Pass interference should have been called in some key spot. ya really going to use a review booth on that one?

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