As Sigmund Freud said, “Leave my mother out of this!”

Oh, Mama! It’s all so confounding. How did the NFL make it — sell even one ticket — before “instant” replay rules?

Troy Vincent, the NFL’s VP of football operations and a former NFL cornerback — of all positions — this week admitted to NBC what practical football observers knew before the start of last season: The NFL’s new, two-way pass interference replay rule would be a game-changing, game-stopping disaster.

Vincent blamed the rule, now deleted, on an absence of “due diligence” — in other words, a matter of quick-fix wishful thinking.

But the rule had nothing to do with due diligence and everything to do with an absence of common sense in the form of foresight, the kind the NFL has been critically short of on Roger Goodell’s watch.

Where previous replay rules intended to correct bad calls — even if the games were unplugged to apply unintended microscopic examination in the form of second opinions/guesses — the pass interference rule actually created bad calls out of no calls.

You may recall December when the Jets beat the Dolphins, 22-21, thanks to a ridiculous replay-booth pass interference call against Miami based on no clear evidence. The Jets, having thrown an incomplete pass on a third-and-17, were instead gifted a 33-yard gain, from where they kicked the winning field goal with 3 seconds left.

This was a league-concocted injustice. And if not applied by the NFL’s replay officials, then it was to be used by coaches as a nothing-to-lose shot in the dark that occasionally hits a hidden target and leads TV voices to consult irrelevant stats to conclude whether coaches are “good” at replay challenges.

But the NFL has allowed itself to be immersed — drowned — in such nonsense. How could the league not have seen how this crapshoot rule would be misapplied?

Of course, last year’s pass interference replay rule introduction was a colossal knee-jerk reaction to that non-call in the 2018 Rams-Saints NFC Championship. But the NFL was so eager to “fix” that it ignored the fact that such a rotten non-call was so rare as to stand out as outstanding.

So last year more totally unintended microscopic, freeze-frame, “We’ll be back after this” evidence — guesses — were added to the game posed as a curative tonic. No one on the inside could see this coming? Some games include 80 passes!

As for claims that the NFL makes it up as it goes along, that’s another that fans see more clearly than the NFL.

Radio interview started off on Marks

Fascinating chat, this past Saturday on ESPN Radio-NY. Anita Marks’ guest was Amy Dash, an attorney and sports legal analyst for several TV networks.

Dash had done her investigative homework and was eager to share. Marks allowed her plenty of room.

Dash said there’s evidence that several Dolphins may have been involved in that two-day, crazy-stakes, illegal card game that led to the alleged armed robbery of $73,000 in cash and watches by Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Dash spoke in detail about a public feud between both players’ lawyers.