The owners adopted several other rules on Tuesday, voted down some others and tabled another.
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, left, and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam arrive for the start of the NFL football annual meetings Sunday in Phoenix. It didn't get the necessary 24 votes (out of 32) for approval.
(2) Permits a player who has suffered a concussion and who has not been cleared to be placed on the club's Exempt List and replaced by another player on a game-by-game basis until the player is cleared.
Owners also outlawed players leaping to try to block field goals and extra points. The league clearly wanted to do something about the multiple penalties on the same play as a way to kill the clock, and rule change 14 should accomplish that.
Crackback blocks by a backfield player who goes in motion are now banned. Dean Blandino The change was proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles, who gained the support of the NFL Players Association.More news: Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina
"The issue, we've looked at a lot of tape on the jumper, is how it's being defended at this point", Blandino said. Otherwise, how many different times do we need to see a player run a 40-yard dash? Referees will now watch replays on the field using Surface tablets, eliminating going under the hood to watch on television monitors. I guess it's fair to give the experiment two years in order to get a larger sample size of data, but I won't be surprised to see a higher percentage of attempted mortar kicks in 2017. "As long as the reasoning can be communicated to me, I'm fine with it, and I believe all coaches are". Last year's touchback rule, which moved the line of scrimmage up to the 25 following touchbacks, was extended another year to collect more data.
The league can't let this happen because games will last longer, and that's not part of this year's agenda.
In essence, with this change, we're looking at over a quarter of National Football League games that enter overtime ending in a tie. The goal post leap should be abolished because of safety concerns, but if an individual or his teammates have a quick 10-second celebration without showing up the other team, that's fine.
Over 10 games last season, Harris rushed for 138 yards on 38 carries and caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Mindful that the Steelers had a wild-card playoff game the next week, Rooney wouldn't have cared.