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papz 03-14-2013 02:49 PM

Competition Committee proposes 6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes
 
Proposed rule changes

1. A play that would have been automatically reviewed by instant replay will still be reviewed even if a coach throws his challenge flag. Any coach who challenges a play that he’s not permitted to challenge would be charged a timeout, and wouldn’t get his timeout back even if he wins the challenge, or would lose 15 yards if his team is out of timeouts. But the play itself will still be reviewed. Call this the Jim Schwartz Rule. The league will also consider reviewing incomplete passes that are ruled a fumble all the way through the fumble — if a play is ruled on the field to be incomplete and overturned on replay as a fumble, the replay can consider everything that happens after that fumble.

2. Player safety: On field goals and extra points, restrictions are added to what rush teams can do. No more than six defensive players would be permitted to align on either side of the snapper, defensive players can’t push their teammates across the line, and the long snapper is considered a defenseless player.

3. Eliminate the tuck rule.

4. Allow tight ends and H-backs to wear 40-49.

5. Player safety: Offensive players will not be allowed to block low when going toward their own end lines in the tackle box. Can’t go low when peeling back anywhere on the field.

6. Player safety: Initiating contact with the crown of the helmet is a foul if the runner or tackler delivers a forceable blow against his opponent when both players are outside the tackle box.

Read more: Competition Committee proposes 6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes | ProFootballTalk

SmashMouth 03-14-2013 03:03 PM

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More fines to come...

SaintsBro 03-15-2013 02:42 PM

Re: Competition Committee proposes 6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes
 
long snapper is considered a defenseless player.


Interesting. I think people may stop trying to block field goals, making them more like lame extra points where guys just stand up, or gently tap a hand on the other lineman's helmet. That's a VERY subjective penalty to give somebody 15 yards and a 1st down in scoring position. It leaves an awful lot of discretion to the ref.

But you put that penalty in a critical game situation, 4th down late in a close game, it gives the offense 15 and a first, already in the red zone, they march down the rest of the way and score a TD. This penalty is going to cause a 4 point score differential, way more than these guys may realize (or maybe that's what they want?). Even if it's just assessed on the kickoff, it will still be a significant game changer.

Rugby Saint II 03-15-2013 02:58 PM

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What??? Where's the flag football guide lines? Roger? Didn't you get the message that there was a meeting? You missed a golden opportunity to destroy the game a little more. What were you thinking?
Oh wait, you are trying to take field goals away........because they will be boring and no one will want to watch that..........way to be on top of things.
My bad. Please go back to dismatling the NFL. :wink:

lee909 03-15-2013 03:38 PM

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Rule 6 is a complete joke.
Mind you rules 1-2-4 are too

SloMotion 03-15-2013 03:55 PM

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6. Player safety: Initiating contact with the crown of the helmet is a foul if the runner or tackler delivers a forceable blow against his opponent when both players are outside the tackle box.

My understanding of the 'tackle box' is that it extends out something like two yards on either side of the offensive tackles and then, hypothetically, back to the offensive team's goal line?

So, they essentially want RB's running with their heads up so as not to make contact with the crown of their helmets after they cross the line of scrimmage? That's not going to be a very popular decision, :(.

lee909 03-15-2013 03:58 PM

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How do they expect players to gain short yardage or break tackles?
A idea thought of by morons who have never played the game

SloMotion 03-15-2013 04:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 486860)
How do they expect players to gain short yardage or break tackles?
A idea thought of by morons who have never played the game

I also thought, back in the day, they stopped coaching offensive lineman to block with their heads up & face masks into the defender because of the potential risk for neck injury. Seems to me this proposal would put the running backs at risk.

When you're headed for a collision, the natural instinct is to lower your head. This is going against the laws of nature, :lol:.

hagan714 03-16-2013 05:10 AM

Competition Committee proposes changes
 
Competition Committee proposes 6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 14, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

APThe NFL’s Competition Committee has proposed six rules changes and three bylaw changes that the owners will vote on at next week’s league meeting.

Proposed rule changes

1. A play that would have been automatically reviewed by instant replay will still be reviewed even if a coach throws his challenge flag. Any coach who challenges a play that he’s not permitted to challenge would be charged a timeout, and wouldn’t get his timeout back even if he wins the challenge, or would lose 15 yards if his team is out of timeouts. But the play itself will still be reviewed. Call this the Jim Schwartz Rule. The league will also consider reviewing incomplete passes that are ruled a fumble all the way through the fumble — if a play is ruled on the field to be incomplete and overturned on replay as a fumble, the replay can consider everything that happens after that fumble.

2. Player safety: On field goals and extra points, restrictions are added to what rush teams can do. No more than six defensive players would be permitted to align on either side of the snapper, defensive players can’t push their teammates across the line, and the long snapper is considered a defenseless player.

3. Eliminate the tuck rule.

4. Allow tight ends and H-backs to wear 40-49.

5. Player safety: Offensive players will not be allowed to block low when going toward their own end lines in the tackle box. Can’t go low when peeling back anywhere on the field.

6. Player safety: Initiating contact with the crown of the helmet is a foul if the runner or tackler delivers a forceable blow against his opponent when both players are outside the tackle box.

Proposed bylaw changes

1. The waiver period will be such that a team that claims a player only needs to keep him for one day, not two days.

2. Adjust the physically unable to perform status to allow players on PUP to practice for any three-week period from Week Six through Week 11.

3. Move the final roster cutdown date one day earlier.

New points of emphasis

1. Mandatory thigh and knee pads. This isn’t a new rule but the officials will start actively enforcing the rule, rather than just urging players to wear the pads as they did last year. A player who refuses to comply with the rule won’t be allowed on the field.

2. Fields must be maintained up to NFL standards, and the league can require clubs to maintain their fields up to the league’s high standards, at the club’s expense.

Competition Committee proposes 6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes | ProFootballTalk

hagan714 03-16-2013 05:58 AM

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6 rule changes, 3 bylaw changes

Proposed rule changes
1. Jim Schwartz Rule.
Reviews - Ok lose TO or 15 still even if they review it? stupid rule. lawyers are needed on the side line to consult before throwing a challenge
Turnover - Oh god now they will force you to play through the whistle and risk getting flagged for 15?
2. Kicking game gets skirts? Just make it a free kick or just make a TD 7
Yet another defensive ideology challenged. Next up no pushing the pile for the offense. Just call the play over upon cintact
long snapper is defenseless player? then he can not block?
3.lmao
4 lmao
5.RB/WR will be blocking dummies for defenders to run over?
6. Power runners are yet to be limited even more just like defenders
Proposed bylaw changes
1. union
2. duh
3. final roster cutdown date one day earlier - disagree longer would be better for players on the bubble not an additional day to find a job
New points of emphasis
1. Mandatory thigh and knee pads. its a uniform duh
2. Fields must be maintained up to NFL standards? always should have been

The NFL is going nuts and thinking about wrecking the game even further. Player made the choice to make football their profession and need to accept responsibility for the dangers of that job

Now if they really cared about each other owners and players would pay for insurance policies pool for all players by a percentage of there contract or profit margins for all players to be EQUALLY covered for injuries from playing the game.

Stop wrecking the game already.


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