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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Brian Bosworth once filed a restraining order against the NFL in an attempt to wear the No. 44 as a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks in 1987. Bosworth eventually lost the fight and had to switch numbers to No. 55 ...

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Old 03-26-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
 
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NFL passes “Brian Bosworth rule,” linebackers can now wear jerseys numbered 40-49

Brian Bosworth once filed a restraining order against the NFL in an attempt to wear the No. 44 as a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks in 1987. Bosworth eventually lost the fight and had to switch numbers to No. 55 for the remainder of his NFL career.

If Bosworth was playing in the NFL in 2015, he would have been allowed to keep his coveted No. 44.

The NFL Competition Committee passed a rule at the league meetings allowing linebackers to wear jersey numbers in the 40s for the first time. The reason given for the change was the shortage of available numbers for linebackers.


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Old 03-26-2015, 01:01 PM   #2
 
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Re: NFL passes “Brian Bosworth rule,” linebackers can now wear jerseys numbered 40-49

So ideally I see the following scenario

Patriots running back number 40 goes in as ineligible and a lineman is eligible
The lineman catches the ball and rubles to the goal line and in a huge pile the ball comes loose at the goal line and the refs call a TD

Gee no goal line cameras to check what happened

Riddle me this
Why is the smartest man in the NFL not on the competition committee to keep these idiots honest
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Re: NFL passes “Brian Bosworth rule,” linebackers can now wear jerseys numbered 40-49

GD it, can't they just leave things alone. Before long the rule book is going to be 50,000 pages. No wonder why these refs screw up every week, they have to remember so many things, most make no sense and were just ways to tinker with what wasn't broke to begin with
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