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Old 03-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Competition Committee to unveil proposed rule changes

Competition Committee to unveil proposed rule changes | ProFootballTalk


A busy afternoon will soon get even busier.

On top of the league’s announcement of the penalties imposed against the Saints and the trade that sent Tim Tebow to the Jets (a special Tebow 10-pack already is in the works), there’s another possibly significant story looming on the immediate horizon.

At 3:30 p.m. ET, Falcons president/CEO Rich McKay and NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson will participate in a conference call to discuss the Competition Committee’s agenda for the NFL’s annual meetings.

During the call, they’ll outline the proposed rule changes for 2012, which may include some significant revisions to the protection of quarterbacks, in light of the bounty situation in New Orleans. (Indeed, the announcement of the penalties may have been specifically timed to help decrease the inevitable “put skirts on ‘em!” complaints.)

Recently, John Madden suggested that the same roughing rules that apply to punters and kickers be applied to quarterbacks. It really won’t be a shock if the Competition Committee proposes such a rule. Apart from ensuring the safety of quarterbacks, it provides a bright-line standard for what is and isn’t a penalty. Currently, the officials make too many mistakes in enforcing the rules against roughing the passer.

Other possibilities include expanded use of automatic replay, covering not only scoring plays but plays that, with a reversal of the call on the field, would result in a score. Also, the Competition Committee may propose an adjustment to the penalty imposed when a defense has too many men on the field in late-game situations, adding time to the clock in addition to giving the offense five yards of field position.

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If they have their way, you'll be watching soccer on Sundays. Red card anyone?
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Notice how the NFL rules changes news is coming out right on the heels of the Bountygate punishment?

They wanted to hide the continued "wussification" of the game behind this news.

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Competition Committee to unveil proposed rule changes | ProFootballTalk


A busy afternoon will soon get even busier.

On top of the league’s announcement of the penalties imposed against the Saints and the trade that sent Tim Tebow to the Jets (a special Tebow 10-pack already is in the works), there’s another possibly significant story looming on the immediate horizon.

At 3:30 p.m. ET, Falcons president/CEO Rich McKay and NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson will participate in a conference call to discuss the Competition Committee’s agenda for the NFL’s annual meetings.

During the call, they’ll outline the proposed rule changes for 2012, which may include some significant revisions to the protection of quarterbacks, in light of the bounty situation in New Orleans. (Indeed, the announcement of the penalties may have been specifically timed to help decrease the inevitable “put skirts on ‘em!” complaints.)

Recently, John Madden suggested that the same roughing rules that apply to punters and kickers be applied to quarterbacks. It really won’t be a shock if the Competition Committee proposes such a rule. Apart from ensuring the safety of quarterbacks, it provides a bright-line standard for what is and isn’t a penalty. Currently, the officials make too many mistakes in enforcing the rules against roughing the passer.

Other possibilities include expanded use of automatic replay, covering not only scoring plays but plays that, with a reversal of the call on the field, would result in a score. Also, the Competition Committee may propose an adjustment to the penalty imposed when a defense has too many men on the field in late-game situations, adding time to the clock in addition to giving the offense five yards of field position.

Might be time for me to consider becoming a soccer fan.
Dude this is what I've been preaching. Goodell is dismantling the NFL one brick at a time in the name of saving face in court. I cancelled my Sunday Ticket about 3 minutes after I heard this news and will probably start watching Hockey again next season.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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Notice how the NFL rules changes news is coming out right on the heels of the Bountygate punishment?

They wanted to hide the continued "wussification" of the game behind this news.

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You mean right on the high heels of Bountygate. If they make those changes, I'm done with football.
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Might be time for me to consider becoming a soccer fan.

There's always hockey!
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