+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Moderator RoanokeFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    99,199

    NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    "The NFL Competition Committee held a conference call with the media Wednesday
    afternoon to discuss the proposed rules changes for the 2012 season. The seven
    rules proposals, as well as the six proposed bylaws are listed below (thanks to
    friend of EoF, <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/21/nfl-weighs-changes-on-overtime-defenseless-players-trade-deadline/">PFT.com's
    Michael David Smith</a>, whose speed-typing skills are unparalleled).


    Proposed rule changes
    1. Replay officials, not the
    referee on the field, are given the authority to determine replay reviews.


    2. Horse-collar tackles will now include quarterbacks in the pocket.
    Previously, they were exempt and it was legal to bring them down by the back of
    their shoulder pads or the inside collar of their jersey. (Yes, the irony isn't
    lost on us either; for all the protections quarterbacks receive, it's still
    perfectly legal to bring them down horse-collar style in the pocket.)


    3. Overtime rules <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/34528893">that applied
    during the postseason</a> would now be applied to regular-season games, too.
    Which means that there won't be a regular-season overtime game decided after one
    possession that ends in a field goal.

    4. Kicking a loose ball would now
    include loss of down as part of the penalty.

    5. The
    too-many-men-on-the-field penalty would add a dead-ball-foul component if teams
    line up with (wait for it...) too many men for at least four seconds, or if the
    snap is imminent. In such cases, it will be a five-yard penalty.

    6. The
    defenseless player rule now includes … defensive players (fancy that).
    Specifically, defenders would be protected against crackback blocks, making it
    illegal to hit them in the head or neck area.

    7. The replay booth would
    automatically review turnovers in the same way that every scoring play is now
    reviewed.

    Proposed bylaws
    1. Teams that play on
    Thanksgiving or Christmas would have roster exemptions not afforded teams that
    play the regular Sunday-Monday schedules.

    2. The trade deadline would
    move from Week 6 to Week 8.

    3. Roster limits for training camp and the
    offseason would expand to 90 players. Unsigned draft picks would count toward
    that limit (Currently, they do not).

    4. Final cutdown day leading up to
    the regular season would be on a Friday night instead of a Saturday to give the
    two teams playing in the season opener an extra day of work with their final 53
    in preparation for Week 1. This year, the season opener has been rescheduled for
    Wednesday, Sept. 5 -- a day earlier than previous years -- because <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/35021324">President
    Obama is speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday</a>.


    5. An exemption to the injured-reserve rule. Currently, a player placed
    on IR is done for the season. The bylaw: if a player is on the roster through
    the first regular-season weekend, said player can land on IR, and when healthy,
    be designated for a return to the active roster. They can practice with the team
    six weeks later, and play in games eight weeks after the original designation.


    6. One roster exemption per team per week for a player inactive with a
    concussion.

    Again, to reiterate: these are proposals. Nothing's
    official."


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


  2. #2
    All-Pro jomo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    19,524

    Re: NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    I like the wiggle room on injured reserve. If a guy makes it through the first game, give the team some room to get him back in action.
    No one remembers who came in second.

  3. #3

    Re: NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    wait, so now say receivers can't headbutt defenders anymore?

    Do they bring this up every year? because I find it funny they would suggest it AFTER hinds ward retires :P
    "...two minute drill at the end of each quarter, Ya'know with the wind like this blowing mooch and marshall into the ocean...If that's behind me I think were getting 3 from 70 so holla at your boy. IF YOU DON"T PICK ME THAT'S A JOKE RIGHT?" - Justin Tucker, Ravens kicker

    Complain?, ain't Nobody got time for dat!

    GO GIANTS!

  4. #4
    Moderator RoanokeFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    99,199

    Re: NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    [quote user="jomo"]I like the wiggle room on injured reserve. If a guy makes it through the first game, give the team some room to get him back in action.[/quote]

    That is a great change. We might have had Hixon's ST services in the playoffs had that been the rule last season.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


  5. #5

    Re: NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE PROPOSES RULE CHANGES TO OVERTIME, QB SACK RULES

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="jomo"]I like the wiggle room on injured reserve. If a guy makes it through the first game, give the team some room to get him back in action.[/quote]

    That is a great change. We might have had Hixon's ST services in the playoffs had that been the rule last season.
    [/quote]

    Really does make much more sense.

    Pats fans were really lobbying for this one:

    5. The
    too-many-men-on-the-field penalty would add a dead-ball-foul component if teams
    line up with (wait for it...) too many men for at least four seconds, or if the
    snap is imminent. In such cases, it will be a five-yard penalty.

    Did they clock how much time it took Tuck to run of the field in the SB? [:P]

    Question- the "dead-ball-foul component"- does that stop the clock or add time back on the clock? I think it was the loss of time that Pats fans were after.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts