The NFL has decided to eliminate the scoring machine that once measured every play, according to a new report.
The announcement was made during a conference call Wednesday by commissioner Roger Goodell and league VP of communications Jim Ryan, the NFL Network reported.
The scoreboard has been in place since the 2014 season, but it has been used in some games as a measure of performance.
Goodell said the scoring system will be replaced by something more in line with the NFL’s advanced metrics.
The league wants to eliminate a lot of that work for the players.
The scoring system is very important to the players and they appreciate the fact that we can take that out and get to the game in a way that’s more consistent,” Goodell said.