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Old 04-02-2010   #1
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Here are the other 8 rules changes all in one nice little place!

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A defenseless player cannot be hit in the head or neck by an opponent who launches himself and uses his helmet, shoulder or forearm to make contact. Previously, this applied only to receivers.
When a ballcarrier loses his helmet, the whistle will blow and the ball will be placed at the spot where the player lost it.
The umpire will be stationed behind the offensive backfield rather than in the linebackers area.
During a field goal or extra point, no player can line up directly across from the snapper. Previously, a player needed to have his helmet outside the snapper's shoulder pads.
A dead ball personal foul on the final play of the second or fourth quarters will cause a 15-yard penalty on the second-half or overtime kickoff. Previously, no penalty was enforced.
If a punt returner makes a fair catch signal and muffs the ball, he is entitled to a "reasonable opportunity" to catch the muff before it hits the ground without interference of the coverage team. In case of a penalty, the ball will be placed at the spot of the interference but no yardage marked off.
When a ball strikes a videoboard (as one punt did last preseason at Cowboys Stadium), guide wire or sky cam, the play is whistled dead and replayed. The game clock is reset to when the play started.
If the clock is stopped in the final minute of either half for a replay review but would not have stopped without the review, officials will run off 10 seconds before resuming play. Either team can take a timeout to avoid the runoff.

AJ point's out that our boy Jacoby is responsible for one of these rules.

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To the horror of Texans fans everywhere, the punt bounced out of Jones' hands. But before the ball hit the ground, Titans cover man Jason McCourty (the twin brother of soon-to-be-drafted cornerback from Rutgers Devin McCourty) plucked the ball out of the air and fell on it.

And of course the 9th rule change was the much discussed overtime rule.
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A dead ball personal foul on the final play of the second or fourth quarters will cause a 15-yard penalty on the second-half or overtime kickoff. Previously, no penalty was enforced.
I think Demeco got away with one last season just before halftime .. (against the Titans or Colts?)
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It was the Jets when we were getting pummeled.
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If a punt returner makes a fair catch signal and muffs the ball, he is entitled to a "reasonable opportunity" to catch the muff before it hits the ground without interference of the coverage team. In case of a penalty, the ball will be placed at the spot of the interference but no yardage marked off.
If this is a new rule how come it was called this way last year in the game?
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If this is a new rule how come it was called this way last year in the game?
Didn't they mark off penalty yardage last year?
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the new part of the rule is that they won't penalize the team.
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Didn't they mark off penalty yardage last year?
Yeah that is true. I still think that rule is bunk.
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I think they should get rid of fair catches altogether.
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I think they should get rid of fair catches altogether.
That would never happen people would get murdered.
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I highly doubt this would ever happen due to the amount of money involved but I have played with the idea of football being discontinued because of the dangers and I am not kidding. Will that happen? I say no but you never know. I am just saying.
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That would never happen people would get murdered.
No, guys would just refuse to catch it.

The XFL had a no-fair catch rule.
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And of course the 9th rule change was the much discussed overtime rule.
Which is weird because it isn't a rule change at all. That's why after review we got the ball. This is just restating the same rule.
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Which is weird because it isn't a rule change at all. That's why after review we got the ball. This is just restating the same rule.
No. It's adding that "reasonable opportunity" clause.

Jacoby had the rights to that ball all the way to the ground. But with this rule change, they could have said that he had his opportunity for the ball and he wasn't going to be able to re-catch it and therefore had lost his opportunity for the ball. So then McCourty could have recovered it from the air.

With this rule change, we lose that ball.
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Which is weird because it isn't a rule change at all. That's why after review we got the ball. This is just restating the same rule.
I think you are refering to the fair catch rule?

And the difference is that the tacks not only didn't get the ball, but they were penalized as well. Sweet.

I remember thinking holy sh!t, we actually got a big fat breaky break. And then there was also that Jacoby Jones catch fumble/bobble thing that got called a catch as well.
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League green lights return of video noise messages

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Once upon a time, NFL home teams could actually be penalized if the noise in the stadium was so loud that it legitimately disrupted the visitors' offense. Though that stupid rule has long since been abandoned, the league has maintained for 21 years a ban on using video messages to encourage fans to get loud.

Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that this rule was wiped off the books at last week's league meetings in Orlando. And so teams will now be permitted to display messages like "Noise" and "Raise the Roof" and "Pump It Up" (but hopefully not "Simultaneous Fart in 3 . . . 2 . . . and 1 . . . !").

The goal? To make the experience more enjoyable for fans who have increasingly improving home technology where they can watch multiple games with their friends (and kill any slow moments with a call for a simultaneous fart in 3 . . . 2 . . . and 1 . . . .) "We want to make it a fun place for the fans to be, and [Commissioner] Roger [Goodell] pushed for this, and we will see how it works," Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said.

The only catch is that the messages must end "15 seconds before the ball is snapped," which we assume actually means 15 seconds before the play clock expires, since there's no way to know when the ball will be snapped, and thus no way of counting 15 seconds back from an unknown point.

Kaplan points out that no vote of the owners was required for the measure because it does not alter the rules of the game.

That said, it definitely will impact the experience for the road teams, especially in venues with lids.
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League green lights return of video noise messages
No big deal here I don't think. Stadiums quickly figured out other ways to generate noise.
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No, guys would just refuse to catch it.

The XFL had a no-fair catch rule.
Yeah, but they had to give the receiving team a 5 yard cushion to catch it IIRC. The CFL does that, too. The punter is allowed to pick it up when nobody catches it, though.
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Yeah, but they had to give the receiving team a 5 yard cushion to catch it IIRC. The CFL does that, too. The punter is allowed to pick it up when nobody catches it, though.
But in the XFL, if the punt travelled 25 yards or greater, the punting team could go for the ball if it hit the ground...........and would essentially take possession and be able to advance the ball.........So there was great disincentive to not catch the ball.

BTW, until the mid 1920's (before pussification), the NFL had the exact same rule...........except the ball only had to travel 20 yards.
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