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Old 03-18-2015, 10:25 AM   #1
 
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Competition Committee to unveil proposed 2015 rule changes

Next week, the NFLís owners, coaches, and General Managers will convene in Arizona for the annual league meetings. Those meetings include consideration by the owners of potential rule changes for the next year.

Before those changes can be considered by the owners, proposed changes need to be made by the Competition Committee. On Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Competition Committee will conduct its annual media conference call during which the official 2015 proposals are unveiled.

Weíll post the information as it is released, eventually crafting a full list of all rule and bylaw changes proposed by the Competition Committee and by individual teams. Eventually, at least 24 of the 32 owners must vote in favor of the change for the change to be made.

Hereís a list of the subjects that may (or may not) be on the list of proposed changes.

1. Definition of a catch.

The disconnect between the NFLís definition of a catch and the publicís expectations for what a catch should became more obvious than ever late in a divisional-round game between the Cowboys and Packers, during which Dallas receiver Dez Bryant made what ultimately was the greatest catch in NFL history that didnít count. It seemed that the stage had been set for a rewriting of the rule to mesh with the know-it-when-you-see-it, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher already has cautioned that a change could be too hard to make.

Which likely means there will be no change proposed by the Competition Committee for 2015. But a change could still be proposed by one or more teams.

2. Pass interference.

The week before the Cowboys seemed to be robbed of a potential win over the Packers in Green Bay, the Lions seemed to be robbed of a potential win over the Cowboys in Dallas due to the failure of the officials to call defensive holding or pass interference in a key moment. One way to address the problem would be to use instant replay for pass interference calls, a rule the CFL adopted in 2014.

NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent has suggested that a compromise could be the adjustment of the defensive pass interference foul to a 15-yard penalty. Which seems like a bad way to rectify the mistakes made by officials when deciding whether interference has happened.

3. Instant replay.

The NFL continuously explores potential improvements to the instant replay process. Last year, the biggest change came from the direct involvement of V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino in the reviews. This year, a push could continue to allow coaches to use their two challenges per game (three if the first two are successful) for any mistake they believe can be shown via indisputable visual evidence.

4. Roster sizes.

PFT has reported that the Competition Committee discussed the possibility of expanding rosters from 53 to 55. That would create 64 more NFL jobs.

The Competition Committee also has discussed potential roster changes for short-week games. PFT reported last month that this could entail allowing all players on the roster to be active for Thursday games.

5. Chop blocks.

Vincent has acknowledged that the chop block, which is still permitted in three specific situations, could be eliminated completely from the NFL, in large part because it has been completely eliminated from the lower levels of the game.

6. London games.

Vincent has said that the Competition Committee has explored improving games played in London. Specific potential changes werenít identified.

7. Playoff changes.

A year ago, it seemed inevitable that the NFL would expand the postseason from 12 to 14 games. It now seems likely, if not definite, that the change will be postponed one more year, so that the extra postseason games can be tied to the Thursday night package, both of which would be marketed to networks for 2016.

Chatter also has emerged from time to time regarding reseeding of the playoffs to strip the automatic home game from a team that emerged as the best of four bad teams, like the Panthers did in 2014.

8. Extra point.

Last year, the NFL approved a partial preseason experiment premised on moving the one-point try from the two to the 15-yard line. The Pro Bowl included a narrowing of the goal posts. The NFL remains intent on either making the PAT a more relevant and compelling play ó or getting rid of it.

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Old 03-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #2
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Can we have one offseason where there are NO rules changes, it seems every year you have to learn some new rule. Give it a rest
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Lets change everything
I mean the league nos bot worked the past 50+ years so why not change it
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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1 - lets just pander to the Cowboys, look Bryant's catch wasn't a catch. Get over it

4 - eliminate those stupid half ass effort Thursday night games and just charge the advertisers even more money to offset the lose, its not like they won't pay it

6 - eliminate the Global Expansion idea, wait we can't do that because the NFL would loose money, LOL

7 - No, just NO .... there is nothing wrong with the number of teams that make the playoffs, anymore and it looks like basketball and hockey where damn near every team has a shot a to make it in. Even reseeding based on record is dumb too

While they at it, can they eliminate every month or game being used for awareness of some cause

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