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    Results of Proposed Rule Changes

    Rule change proposals:

    1. Move the kickoff to the 40-yard line. FAILED

    2. Expand instant replay to include personal foul penalties. FAILED

    3. Eliminate overtime in the preseason. TABLED

    4. Extend the uprights to make them five feet taller. PASSED

    5. Move the line of scrimmage for one-point extra point kicks to the defensive teamís 25-yard line. Two-point conversion attempts would still be snapped from the 2-yard line. TABLED. (League will experiment with longer extra points in the preseason.)

    6. Put six cameras on all boundary lines ó sideline, goal line, end line, to guarantee coverage for replay reviews. TABLED

    7. Permit a coach to challenge any officialís decision, except scoring plays which are automatically reviewed. FAILED

    8. Protect players from getting the sides of their legs rolled up on ó the rule already says a blocker canít hit an opponent in the back of the legs, this proposal will add ďor sideĒ to the rule. PASSED

    9. Allow the referee to consult with members of the NFL officiating department during replay reviews. The referee would be able to speak with the command center in New York to help in reviewing a play. PASSED

    10. Re-organize the rules about what can be reviewed and what cannot be reviewed, including making the recovery of a loose ball in the field of play reviewable. (This is referred to as the NaVorro Bowman rule, after a controversial call in the NFC Championship Game.) PASSED

    11. Donít stop the clock on a sack. PASSED


    12. Modify pass interference so that it can be called within one yard of the line of scrimmage. TABLED

    13. Enforce defensive fouls behind the line of scrimmage from the previous spot, rather than from the end of the run or from the spot of the foul. PASSED

    Bylaw proposals:

    1. Raise the number of active players on game day from 46 to 49 for regular-season games played on a day other than Sunday or Monday, excluding Week One. TABLED

    2. Raise the practice squad limit from eight players to 10 players. TABLED

    3. Permit clubs to trade players prior to the start of the league year. TABLED

    4. Eliminate the cut-down to 75 players during training camp and instead just have one cut-down from 90 players to 53 players. FAILED

    5. Permit more than one player to return to the active list from injured reserve so that any player on injured reserve could return after six weeks. FAILED


    6. Permit each club to time and test up to 10 draft-eligible players at its facility, and allow any club that wishes to attend timing and testing at another teamís facility. TABLED

    7. Adjust the time of the roster reduction from 53 after the fourth preseason game from 6 p.m. Eastern to 4 p.m. Eastern. All teams would have to have their list of final cuts in by 4 p.m. PASSED


    Resolution proposal:

    1. Permit a home team with a retractable roof to open or close its roof at halftime, instead of having to determine at the start of the game whether it is open or closed. TABLED
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    Really want that extra point change and the "review anything" change.

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    #8 is a big deal depending on how strictly the refs call it
    X's and O's Breakdown of each of Eli Manning's 27 Interceptions

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
    #8 is a big deal depending on how strictly the refs call it
    No idea how thats gonna work. I mean most of those plays are in a pile of players.

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    Wait you can't block a defender's side now? What the **** is this, Pop Warner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    Wait you can't block a defender's side now? What the **** is this, Pop Warner?
    You cant cut (dive at their legs to take them out) a defensive player from the back or the side. I.E. to legally take a players legs out, they have to be able to see you
    X's and O's Breakdown of each of Eli Manning's 27 Interceptions

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    It doesn't make any sense. So if you're playing an angle to catch up or in pursuit from behind you can't grab up top and risk a facemask or horsecollar and you can't go low to tackle the legs. So......just more protection rules that will drive up big plays and scores which is all the marketing team for the league wants.

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    Only applies to offensive players. Pretty sure you can still tackle low.
    X's and O's Breakdown of each of Eli Manning's 27 Interceptions

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    Cut blocking is essential for running in the NFL, especially these zone blocking schemes. Outlawing cut blocks from the sides is either going to a) not be enforced consistently or b) absolutely litter the field with penalties on the most mundane of plays. I guess the QBs and wideouts of the world are jumping for joy, but football fans aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
    Only applies to offensive players. Pretty sure you can still tackle low.
    ah, my misunderstanding then.

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    The way #8 reads to me it seems like defensive tackles and blitzing LBs are the ones jumping for joy because unless a blocker can square up on them right in front the offense can get hit with a personal foul.

    Am I misunderstanding this?

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    I don't mind any of these but the refs will be told (ok no one will say told but still we know they'll be told ) to reinforce the new rules more so than normal ..so expect more flags for say #8 even if it's not something in the future they'd call ..

    Pre-season and OT you'd think everyone would say no but actually gives ppl more time to watch nfl , their back ups and 3rd or deeper stringers get a shot to play more ..

    I personally wish we had more preseason games earlier though but more for the undrafted/going to be cut depth guys to play .. But I get the season ticket holders get screwed over ?

    I'm sick of hearing mark Cuban was right about 10 years and the nfl is done ...it'll be fine and the goal post dunking I get it ..if your kicker is hurt or something and you score you delay the game if you bend the bar at all .. And that could be a strategy if you score fast and your D is tired ..extra time to fix the bars would buy your D so much time before you kick off to the other team after the XP.

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