NFL To Vote On Major Rule Changes

Tanya Simon
May 22, 2020

The Eagles' proposed amendment to the league's onside kick is the boldest of the bunch, and support is growing among owners, Pelissero hears (on Twitter).

Their rules change would provide an alternative to an onside kick and "allow the team that is trailing in the game a way to maintain possession after scoring by successfully converting a fourth-and-15 play from its own 25-yard line". The goal with that change is to avoid violent collisions, but it has also made recovering an on-side kick far more hard. How do you feel about this potential rule change for the NFL? It's an alternative to the onside kick as a means for the scoring team getting another offensive possession.

- By Baltimore and Los Angeles Chargers; to amend Rule 19, Section 2, to add a "booth umpire" as an eighth game official to the officiating crew. "That could be done a maximum of twice per game", Battista writes. Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28.

Wuhan, center of coronavirus pandemic, bans eating wild animals
China has said that they will impose severe punishment against hunting of wild animals and selling of meat of these wild animals. The Chinese government is also paying farmers cash to not raise exotic animals for consumption.

The new kickoff rules have basically taken away the onside kick from the game. That team might decide it's better to try to kick off for a touchback and not waste the two-minute warning, rather than try to get the ball back with the onside kick alternative knowing that the next play will be run after the two-minute warning.

The NFL has already punted the one-year trial with defensive pass interference replay after infractions were rarely overturned despite visual evidence.

- By the Competition Committee, to amend Rule 4, Section 3, Article 2, to prevent teams from manipulating the game clock by committing multiple dead-ball fouls while the clock is running. The competition committee has recommended not renewing the rule that was put in place for last season after an egregious missed call in the 2018 NFC title game affected the result.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER