NFL Rule Additions and Changes

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  1. Texans34Life

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4093924.html

    Review time sliced

    Those annoying long waits while calls are being reviewed by instant replay should be reduced significantly this season.

    According to NFL referee Mark Hittner, who briefed Texans officials and the media on Thursday, the maximum time to review a call will be cut from 90 to 60 seconds this season. However, the range of reviewable plays will be expanded to include the always-popular "down by contact."

    Other points of emphasis for the 2006 season:

    • Along with a prohibition on grabbing the inside or back of the shoulder pads, a horse-collar tackle will be flagged for grabbing the inside collar of a jersey. (15 yards).
    • A rushing defender is prohibited from hitting the passer who has one or both feet in the ground in the knee area or below, even if the initial contact is above the knee. (15 yards).
    • It will be illegal to load up on one side for a free kick. At least four kicking team players must be on each side of the kicker when the ball is kicked. (5 yards).
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    After a review, the refs will also not wait for the end of the commercial break if one is taking place to announce the results of the review according to the guys on 610 am yesterday afternoon.
     
  3. Titan "Tack" Fan

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    I also heard that you aren't allowed to blitz Peyton Manning in the postseason cause it "makes him look bad". (may be a rumor)
     
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    I hate the rule about not being able to hit the QB below the knees...How gay is that ?!?!?
    They are asking athletes to do to much...
     
  6. Titan "Tack" Fan

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    AKA the "Carson Palmer Rule"
     
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    The Roy Williams rule
    The Carson Palmer rule

    and what is the loaded free kick about? Somebody must have gotten hurt doing that too?
     
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    :D double dipping at the same time rule
     


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    You double dipped the chip....

    You dipped.....then you dipped AGAIN
     
  10. tulexan

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    I don't like the Carson Palmer rule. Kimo von Olhaufen didn't intentionally injure Palmer to start with and sometimes that is all you can get. I'm surprised they haven't made a rule against hitting a QB in the torso after McNabb got injured.

    Maybe QBs can wear flags and just for them it is flag football.
     
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    You may be a Tack fan, but that was funny...:redtowel:
     
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    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    We need the same rule for David Carr, all season long.:ok:
     
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    I'm OK with this as long as allowances are made in the case of "blocked into the QB" similar to roughing the kicker, interfering with the punt returner, ...
     
  14. J-Man

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    I keep hoping that at some point the pendulum will swing back towards the defense but that's probably not going to happen.

    You hear a lot of discussion about the league and fans favoring offense so the rules adjust. However, I do wonder if the league would have done anything if guys like Charlie Frye and Brad Johnson took the knee shots instead of Roethlisberger and Palmer.
     
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2539849

    what the heck is that?

    thing I hate is you see when they review it in the lotted am't of time yet then spend another 5 minutes trying to see where the ball is to be spotted
     

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