As talked about in our earlier submit this week the NFL house owners met this week for certainly one of their annual conferences and the large query on this assembly’s agenda was increasing from a 16 recreation schedule to a 17 recreation schedule starting this upcoming season. As anticipated it handed almost unanimously aside from the one no vote from the Chicago Bears who I suppose couldn’t take any extra Bears soccer than crucial. Past that, there was an entire slew of different rule adjustments that had been launched for the house owners to look over and take into consideration earlier than the ultimate vote on every proposal once they meet once more in Could.
Any proposed rule adjustments within the NFL are both launched by the NFL’s Competitors Committee or particular person groups or the coaches subcommittee with the league workplace formally having no actual say straight within the guidelines adjustments. Regardless of the league workplace having no direct say on these guidelines or the adjustments to them, the commissioner has, up to now, made suggestions to the Competitors Committee. The NFL’s Gamers Affiliation, aka the gamers union, has additionally up to now made suggestions to the committee and the person groups or to the committee by way of the commissioner’s workplace or had guidelines modified themselves by way of the collective bargaining settlement between the NFL and the NFLPA.
Most just lately a few of these advised adjustments got here by way of the commissioner’s workplace once they had been big lawsuits from former gamers as a result of lasting and lethal penalties to these gamers that suffered extreme head trauma as a result of a number of concussions by way of enjoying within the NFL. I’ve although additionally at all times questioned why the NCAA was not included in these lawsuits. I perceive that many gamers spent extra time within the NFL than in school however many suffered their first or their first few concussions in school and maybe even way back to highschool and even earlier and even in different sports activities that they performed in school and highschool. However everyone knows that the lawers at all times go after the deepest pockets.
The NFL Competitors Committee, for individuals who are unaware, is made up of coaches, common managers, crew house owners, and crew presidents from across the league. For these of us which might be sufficiently old, we will keep in mind that the late nice Don Shula was a long-time fixture of the Competitors Committee, having a big effect on the NFL at the moment and the model of the NFL that we nonetheless should at the present time. The present make up for individuals who is perhaps curious is as follows-
It’s a reasonably respectable group and we will all thank God that the NFL selected Stephen Jones and never loopy Jerry Jones as a consultant from the Dallas Cowboys. Stephen is the extra sensible son of Jerry who tries his damndest to maintain his outdated man in verify however Jerry gonna be Jerry. The Coaches Subcommittee is made up of present and former NFL head coaches. Just like the Competitors Committee, each are overseen by the league workplace beneath the course of former Miami Dolphins (amongst different groups) cornerback Troy Vincent.
So the largest rule adjustments really useful by the three factions are as follows-
The NFL’s Competitors Committee-
- Really useful the elimination of additional time for pre-season video games.
- Broaden the prohibition on blocking under the waist by offensive and defensive gamers on scrimmage downs when contact happens past 5 yards on both facet of the road of scrimmage and greater than two yards outdoors of both offensive deal with.
Particular person NFL Groups-
- (Philadephia Eagles) As an alternative of an onside kick enable a crew to attempt to convert a fourth and 15 yards to go play to retain possession of the ball.
- (Baltimore Ravens, Competitors Committee, coaches subcommittee) Enable replay official and designated members of the officiating division to offer sure goal data to the on-field officers. This rule would enable the replay official to assist right a name earlier than it really has to undergo the complete replay course of.
- (Baltimore Ravens) Implement a spot and select additional time rule. Below this rule, one crew would get to choose the place the ball is noticed in additional time and the opposing crew would decide whether or not it desires to play on offense or protection.
- (Los Angeles Rams) Add a lack of down for a second ahead move from behind the road of scrimmage and for a move thrown after the ball returns behind the road of scrimmage. This rule comes from the truth that the Rams had been almost burned on a two-pass play by Tom Brady final season and they’re proposing this rule to keep away from it from occurring once more.
- (Kansas Metropolis Chiefs) Broaden jersey quantity choices for sure positions. If handed the rule would then enable working backs, defensive backs, and linebackers to put on 1 via 19 whereas vast receivers would even be allowed to put on 1 via 19 together with the conventional 80 via 89.
So tonight’s Phinsider Query Of The Day is which of those guidelines are you in favor of, which do you oppose and why? What rule adjustments do you not see proposed that you just assume should be applied and why?
Give us your ideas below-
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