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    Two new rule changes that will be proposed at owners meetings by Steelers.

    Steelers propose two rules that owners will vote on next week in Florida per Scott Brown at the Pittsburgh Trib.

    One is for OT format in playoffs to cover regular-season games
    Other would make it illegal to make a horse-collar tackle on QB while he is in the pocket.

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    I think the horse collar on a QB has a real good chance of passing pretty quickly, if not for this coming year than for next.

    The rule changes for OT, that one will I'm sure be met with some objection from the purists who don't like to change long standing rules very often. The Rooney's are purist like that but they are also realists that the modern NFL evolves.

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    One propsed rule change I heard was that IR doesn't end the season. So you could IR someone and they'd be back in 7 weeks or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolrog View Post
    One propsed rule change I heard was that IR doesn't end the season. So you could IR someone and they'd be back in 7 weeks or something.
    We can use that big time.

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    The NFL’s Competition Committee announced several proposed changes to the game-day rules and the league bylaws on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

    The rules changes that are being proposed are:

    1. Giving the authority to determine replay reviews to the replay official in the booth, not the referee on the field.

    2. Modifying the horse-collar tackle rule to remove the exception for quarterbacks in the pocket, so that a quarterback in the pocket may not be yanked down by the back of his shoulder pads or inside collar of his jersey.

    3. Changing overtime so that the postseason rule will be used in the regular season as well, and no regular-season games will be ended on a field goal on the first possession of overtime.

    4. Adding a loss of down to the penalty for kicking a loose ball, as is the case in college football.

    5. Adopting the college rule for too many men on the field, which is a dead-ball foul if a team lines up on offense for more than three seconds, or if a team on defense lines up with too many men and the snap is imminent. In those cases, the officials will blow the play dead and assess a five-yard penalty. This change wouldn’t affect the rulings on players running off the field who don’t get off in time.

    6. Expanding the defenseless player rule to protect defensive players on crackback blocks, making it illegal to hit them in the head or neck area.

    7. Automatically reviewing turnovers via instant replay, just as scoring plays are automatically reviewed.

    The league also considered the following bylaws:

    1. Modifying the roster rules for teams that play on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    2. Moving the trade deadline from Week 6 to Week 8.

    3. Expanding the roster limit for training camp and the offseason to 90 players, with unsigned draft picks now counting toward that limit, whereas in the past unsigned draft picks did not count toward the 80-player limit.

    4. Moving this year’s final roster cutdown day to Friday night instead of Saturday, which is designed to give an extra day of work after cutting down to final rosters for the two teams playing in the first game of the season, which this year is on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

    5. Adding an injured reserve exemption so that if a player was on the roster through the first regular season weekend, that player can be placed on injured reserve and designated for return, and then can return to practice six weeks later and play in a game eight weeks later, rather than having all players on injured reserve out for the season.

    6. Allowing one roster exemption per team per week for a player who is inactive with a concussion.


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    I'd propose a rule to change the National Anthem:

    O'er the land of the free
    the home of the brave
    and Goodell . . . . is a . . . . . .douchebag.

    That should start ever game in the NFL

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    Also, If the QB is out of pocket he can throw it away but he can get hit hard from any angle. he is a back at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    Also, If the QB is out of pocket he can throw it away but he can get hit hard from any angle. he is a back at that point.
    You'll have a hard time convincing Harrison of that. The horsecollar tackle is already illegal , will this make it legat to HC a QB when he leaves the pocket ?
    It's no fun when the rabbit has the gun

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    They should change that ridiculous chop blocking scheme that the ratbirds and texans use it targets dl knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolrog View Post
    One propsed rule change I heard was that IR doesn't end the season. So you could IR someone and they'd be back in 7 weeks or something.
    Sounds like they're copying that from the NHL. IR retroactive.

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