The entire NFL rulebook needs to be scrapped and rewritten from scratch.
It just needs to make more sense. I get what happens a big controversy happens, they rewrite the rule to cover that, and then unintended consequences happen from that.
I'm still mad about the no fumble play because they aren't even following their own written rule. THe bolding is mine. I posted the video yesterday, after Sanders caught the ball he did in fact turn upfield and both feet actually came off the ground because he was in the act of starting to go forward and taking steps. I'm blanking on the name but an ex NFL ref was quoting the rule verbatim and saying as you can see a 3rd step is NOT required as Pereira said it was. It's one of the options for what constitutes a football move but it is not mandatory, we as NFL refs were told that every year.
"A player who makes a catch may advance the ball. A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) in the field of play, at the sideline, or in the end zone if a player, who is inbounds:
a. secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and
b. touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands; and
c. after (a) and (b) have been fulfilled, performs any act common to the game (e.g., tuck the ball away, extend it forward, take an additional step, turn upfield
, or avoid or ward off an opponent), or he maintains control of the ball long enough to do so. "