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Heath Shuler
08-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Officiating Video – 2013 Rule Changes

http://nflcommunications.com/2013/08/06/officiating-video-2013-rule-changes/




to download the video:
http://media01.nfl.info/NFL/Officiating/2013/Videos/NFL2013_RulesChanges-WMV-720p.wmv

CloakNNNdagger
08-06-2013, 11:47 AM
Thanks for posting.

Rules explained in print:

There are a number of NFL rule changes that the league implemented to take effect in the 2013 NFL season. Most of the rules are changed to protect the players by adding new safety measures. Here is a look at the new rules that the NFL announced on July 28 for the upcoming season.

Running Back Rules

Many running backs have almost perfected the move of lowering their heads when defenders are coming and using the helmet as a weapon while driving for more yards. This is now illegal and warrants a 15-yard penalty.
This is one rule that has been ridiculed by some, although legendary running back Jim Brown said recently he approves of the rule. Brown said he used the stiff arm and his shoulder and doesn't feel a player needs to use his helmet.
However, Emmitt Smith has called the rule "absurd" and said it will result in running backs not being able to drive for more yards. He also said this will force runners to remain upright, which will cause more violent collisions, injuring more runners.

Kicking Rules

There has been drastic changes made in the kicking game over the years, including moving the kickoffs up, almost eliminating the return game. Now, more rules are in place to protect players on kicking plays.

The new NFL rule changes here include no defensive blocking below the waste and no stacking up one specific side of the line-of-scrimmage. Also, the long snapper is now considered a defenseless player and can't be touched until he is up and ready to block.

While not just for kicking plays, it is now also illegal for an offensive player to block below the waste, from the front or the side.

Tuck Rule

The biggest NFL rule changes involve the infamous "tuck rule," the play that allowed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to beat the Oakland Raiders many years ago. At that time, the tuck rule called Brady's assumed fumble an incomplete pass. Now, once the quarterback starts to tuck the ball, it is no longer passing motion and will be called a fumble.

Challenges

Next up is the controversial challenge rules. As of last season, if a coach throws the challenge flag when a play will be automatically challenged, the officials would not review it. Now, the team who throws the flag will get charged a time out, but the play will be reviewed anyway so the bad call won't be held up due to a coaching challenge error.

Other NFL Rule Changes

Another rule change involves thigh pads and knee pads, which are now required for all players. If a player is not wearing the required pads, they will have to leave the game until they put them on.

The final rule change involves players taunting each other garnering a penalty, a new rule that will cause a lot of problems this season as the taunting will be up to the official and could possible include anything.link (http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15083066-nfl-rule-changes-implemented-for-the-2013-nfl-season)

Heath Shuler
08-06-2013, 11:58 AM
Thanks for posting.

Rules explained in print:link (http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15083066-nfl-rule-changes-implemented-for-the-2013-nfl-season)

No problem. I thought it was interesting (especially seeing what the players see).

TexanSam
08-06-2013, 02:07 PM
The No Fun League strikes again. Now players could get penalized after celebrating sacks or other big plays. I guess that means no more Antonio Smith ninja move.

http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/06/nfl-cracking-down-taunting-off-the-snap/?sct=hp_t2_a6&eref=sihp

The NFL is tired of players celebrating inappropriately after successful plays and scoring plays, and its officials have evidently been charged with controlling this increasing “menace.” Section 3 of the league’s rule book outlines the behavior that will be penalized, under the banner of Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

“Sack dances, home run swing, incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent [prolonged and with provocation]; or dancing.”

These moves are also verboten:

“Throat slash; machine-gun salute; sexually suggestive gestures; prolonged gyrations; or stomping on a team logo.”

The updated rule book actually came out before the 2012 season, but as officials are making the rounds to NFL training camps to explain new rules and changes in emphasis like they do every year, they’re telling players that they’ll be watching celebratory behavior more closely.

NCTexan
08-06-2013, 02:11 PM
I don't get the whole anti-celebratory thing. In the end it's a bunch of guys playing a sport and (hopefully) having a ton of fun doing it. As long as it doesn't particularly slow down the game (I don't think it has at all), why do they care so much?


Also, with this:
While not just for kicking plays, it is now also illegal for an offensive player to block below the waste, from the front or the side.


Does that mean no more cut blocks for the OLine?

Scooter
08-06-2013, 04:40 PM
“Sack dances, home run swing, incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent [prolonged and with provocation]; or dancing.”

did they really knock out jj watt's salute? i bet his wheelchair tribute to the berry kids is also out of line.

disaacks3
08-06-2013, 05:26 PM
No spiking, spinning, pointing, military salute & throwing (that would include into the stands) the ball?? Are you f'n kidding me?

What a joke and a shame.

Don't get me wrong, I tire of celebrations after single every play as well, but this is an over-the-top reaction.

Playoffs
08-06-2013, 05:26 PM
So JJ can't even salute anymore??? :wadepalm:

What about this...

http://forshiggles.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/jj-watt-no-no.gif

CretorFrigg
08-06-2013, 06:17 PM
I'm really not a fan of the rules slowly eliminating kickoff returns. It's one of the most exciting parts of the game.

Double Barrel
08-06-2013, 06:47 PM
The NFL is going to legislate itself to the point where fans will end up supporting alternate leagues that allow players to have some fun.

Do they want players to just be emotionless robots or something? I don't get this move.

drs23
08-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Thanks for posting.

Rules explained in print:link (http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15083066-nfl-rule-changes-implemented-for-the-2013-nfl-season)

Dang Doc, don't tell me the NF'NFL can't afford proof readers considering the multi-billion dollar enterprise that they are.

no defensive blocking below the waste

Is this referring to the "waste portal"? Could be I guess, since it's below the waistline. And they were consistent. Them cat's need a proof reader that can spell, not a "spell checker".

drs23
08-06-2013, 08:39 PM
The NFL is tired of players celebrating inappropriately after successful plays and scoring plays, and its officials have evidently been charged with controlling this increasing “menace.” Section 3 of the league’s rule book outlines the behavior that will be penalized, under the banner of Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

“Sack dances, home run swing, incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent [prolonged and with provocation]; or dancing.”

These moves are also verboten:

“Throat slash; machine-gun salute; sexually suggestive gestures; prolonged gyrations; or stomping on a team logo.”

Spiking the ball has been around for years. What's the issue here? It doesn't slow the game down.

The military salute is just a JJMonster dig cause he don't play for the NY Yeties. F'km

I sure didn't see anything about the "Discount double check" move, so A. Rodgers can do his thing but JJ can't? Double standard.

F'km all. They 'bout to p*ss me off!

Scooter
08-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Spiking the ball has been around for years. What's the issue here? It doesn't slow the game down.

The military salute is just a JJMonster dig cause he don't play for the NY Yeties. F'km

I sure didn't see anything about the "Discount double check" move, so A. Rodgers can do his thing but JJ can't? Double standard.

F'km all.

i would love for JJ and aaron rodgers be the ones to say "this isnt going to fly". the best players on each side of the ball, for winning teams, and absolutely amazing people. the NFL does NOT want either of those guys talking down on the league.

CloakNNNdagger
08-06-2013, 09:23 PM
http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/article/media_slots/photos/001/001/923/hi-res-157355819_crop_exact.jpg?w=650&h=433&q=85


Goodbye, Tebow

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/31/article-2055722-0E9C920800000578-513_468x535.jpg

Playoffs
08-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Goodbye, TebowingYep, can't have players dropping their knee into the turf in such a taunting manner. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc366/PlagueEleven/Smileys/no.gif~original

BullBlitz
08-06-2013, 09:50 PM
Yep, can't have players dropping their knee into the turf in such a taunting manner. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc366/PlagueEleven/Smileys/no.gif~original

None of this is needed. Score the TD or make the sack, and move on to the next play.

CloakNNNdagger
08-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Knock it off, Schaub!...........we will not tolerate emotion!........hasn't Kubiak taught you anything?...............


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0105/nfl_g_schaub13_600.jpg

gwallaia
08-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Will fans in the stadium still be allowed to cheer? Will clapping be OK?

Thorn
08-06-2013, 10:12 PM
2013 Rule Changes: what comes out of the south end of a north bound cow

BullBlitz
08-06-2013, 10:45 PM
Knock it off, Schaub!...........we will not tolerate emotion!........hasn't Kubiak taught you anything?...............


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0105/nfl_g_schaub13_600.jpg

The players will understand the difference.

drs23
08-06-2013, 10:49 PM
Will fans in the stadium still be allowed to cheer? Will clapping be OK?

Gentle golf claps only or the home team will be penalized 15 yards.

Best not chance it.

Double Barrel
08-07-2013, 11:26 AM
None of this is needed. Score the TD or make the sack, and move on to the next play.

Football itself is not needed. It is wanted. BIG difference.

The NFL is an ENTERTAINMENT medium. As much as people want to fluff around it, at the end of the day, all it is is entertainment.

None of it is needed.

Now, what were you saying? :um:

Playoffs
08-07-2013, 11:59 AM
http://www.playmakeronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/JJ-Watt-salute-Houston-Texans.jpg

Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
J.J. Watt not happy with the NFL's decision to crack down on excessive celebrations because his military salute after sacks will be included

JJ Watt on his salute after sacks: "I do my salute as a sign of respect & appreciation for the military & I think it's kind of a bad (more)

(more) Watt on his salute after sacks: "deal they're going to take away something that I'm trying to show respect to the people who (more)

More JJ Watt: "..protect this country &e freedom to the game & who allow us to play this game. If it wasn't for the men and women (more)

More JJ Watt: "..I can't even salute the service bcause they don't let me. Something needs2b done about that.I think it's a bad deal (more)

More JJ Watt: "I don't have a plan yet. I'm prepared to pay some fines if I need to because I'm not going to stop respecting our military."

update
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
The NFL says military salutes are a violation only if directed at opponent. J.J. Watt faces the fans w/his salute&that should not be a violation

StarStruck
08-07-2013, 12:24 PM
Football itself is not needed. It is wanted. BIG difference.

The NFL is an ENTERTAINMENT medium. As much as people want to fluff around it, at the end of the day, all it is is entertainment.

None of it is needed.

Now, what were you saying? :um:

MSR

I'm glad I had the opportunity to see players demonstrate their personalities whether it was a unique dance, pointing towards the sky, Sharpie autograph after TD, quietly pass of ball to ref after TD, etc. I think that any celebrations become too lame the fans will show their disapproval. Afterall they are the ones paying to field the teams not the suit wearing dictator want to be.

NCTexan
08-07-2013, 01:19 PM
MSR

I'm glad I had the opportunity to see players demonstrate their personalities whether it was a unique dance, pointing towards the sky, Sharpie autograph after TD, quietly pass of ball to ref after TD, etc. I think that any celebrations become too lame the fans will show their disapproval. Afterall they are the ones paying to field the teams not the suit wearing dictator want to be.

I got him for you. He put it the best. It's a GAME. I actually prefer it when the players seem to be having a lot of fun and not just out there cause it is their job.

Edit: Turns out I also MSR...

CloakNNNdagger
08-07-2013, 01:19 PM
http://www.playmakeronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/JJ-Watt-salute-Houston-Texans.jpg

Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26


update
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26

If Berman is right........then definitely OK. But if players go out to make a statement which is deemed worthy of a flag by the officials, I believe the penalty entails 5 yds back from the previous LOS with a loss of down.............something that will affect the team and potentially adversely affect the final score. Players might more smartly consider making their statements off the field.

CloakNNNdagger
08-07-2013, 01:21 PM
The players will understand the difference.

But the question then would be.........Will the zebras???

NCTexan
08-07-2013, 01:21 PM
The saluting thing just worries me because I remember watching this fiasco:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/columns/story?columnist=voepel_mechelle&id=5990327

I was in disbelief, and I didn't care who won. It was just such a blatant bad call...

Heath Shuler
08-07-2013, 01:24 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/08/j-j-watt-will-keep-his-salute-and-nfl-says-thats-ok/

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will not stop his post-sack salute to the military even though the NFL is telling officials to crack down on rules against excessive celebration.

Watt shouldn’t have a problem. The NFL says celebrations like the military salute are a violation only if they are directed at an opponent.

Watt doesn’t direct his salutes at the opponent. He faces the fans when he salute

Playoffs
08-07-2013, 01:46 PM
So the focus is taunting...

I guess JJ won't be telling Ray Rice, "I've eaten burritos bigger than you!"

http://1389blog.com/pix/referee-blowing-whistle.gif

Malloy
08-07-2013, 02:30 PM
The No Fun League strikes again. Now players could get penalized after celebrating sacks or other big plays. I guess that means no more Antonio Smith ninja move.

http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/06/nfl-cracking-down-taunting-off-the-snap/?sct=hp_t2_a6&eref=sihp

Next year that list will include high-fiving team members on the sideline... I hope these rules are at the discretion of the ref, and not obligatory...

Malloy
08-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Dang Doc, don't tell me the NF'NFL can't afford proof readers considering the multi-billion dollar enterprise that they are.



Is this referring to the "waste portal"? Could be I guess, since it's below the waistline. And they were consistent. Them cat's need a proof reader that can spell, not a "spell checker".

Possibly referring to 'the sh1te'? :)

badboy
08-07-2013, 03:15 PM
While it doesn't bother me, play football and salute the military or disabled before and after game. Trash talking to me is childish behavior during the event. I loved to listen to Cassius Clay but not during the match.

ThaJokaa
08-07-2013, 05:27 PM
I love seeing all the celebrations! This is BS, as stated before, its ENTERTAINMENT!! So why not let them entertain us? Its pretty stupid IMO, ALOT of companies seem to adopt certain celebrations for commercials and other things as well.

Rey
08-07-2013, 06:01 PM
I didn't really notice, but were celebrations getting too outrageous last year?

Thorn
08-07-2013, 06:17 PM
I didn't really notice, but were celebrations getting too outrageous last year?

Some yes, some no. Any celebration that lasts over 10 seconds or so is to long and takes away from game time. I like the celebrations, but they should be quick and easy IMO.

Speedy
08-08-2013, 12:21 AM
Some yes, some no. Any celebration that lasts over 10 seconds or so is to long and takes away from game time. I like the celebrations, but they should be quick and easy IMO.

That's horse crap. There's a play clock. Even after a TD you have so many seconds to kick the PAT. Celebrations are NOT taking away any game time.

Double Barrel
08-08-2013, 12:25 PM
MSR

I'm glad I had the opportunity to see players demonstrate their personalities whether it was a unique dance, pointing towards the sky, Sharpie autograph after TD, quietly pass of ball to ref after TD, etc. I think that any celebrations become too lame the fans will show their disapproval. Afterall they are the ones paying to field the teams not the suit wearing dictator want to be.

I agree completely. Any time I feel some old curmudgeon in me about this stuff, I remember back to my childhood and the joy I felt watching Billy "White Shoes" Johnson do his infamous TD celebration. I absolutely loved it as a kid, when I perceived the game as being larger than life and football players were a sort of super heroes.

http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/1/30/billyjohnson.gif

CloakNNNdagger
08-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Produced by ESPN, this EVOLUTION OF THE TD DANCE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfqcB2LWdZY&list=TLYaVsPW30abA) should remind you of many of the dances incorporated by players over the years.

TexanSam
08-08-2013, 12:54 PM
While it doesn't bother me, play football and salute the military or disabled before and after game. Trash talking to me is childish behavior during the event. I loved to listen to Cassius Clay but not during the match.

I love trash talkers. Any way to gain a small edge is a good one. Plus once the competitive juices start flowing people are naturally going to start getting in each others faces.

CloakNNNdagger
08-08-2013, 10:15 PM
Looks like the NFL has come out and clarified that the NFL will only crack down on military salutes, spinning the ball and other types of celebrations if those celebrations are specifically directed at opposing players.

EllisUnit
08-08-2013, 10:29 PM
Thinking of becoming a fan of the CFL, they can still hit, sack the QB, play man to man coverage on WRs, celebrate, Run the ball for extra yards. Damn the NFL is going to work itself out of a job, cause fans will become discontent. People say it wont happen, but i know people who have already stopped following and watching the NFL because it has become a powder puff league.

Might as well watch the womans league where they run around in panties and a bra, atleast theres some action there that we can all appreciatem :).

b0ng
08-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Joe Flacco's reaction to anti-celabratory rules:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2e0r48x.gif

his mother grounded him to his basement soon after.