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Live blog: Vikings at Packers

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We will be live blogging the calls and rules interpretations from the Vikings-Packers game. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)

If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras.

Today’s crew is headed by Scott Green. The full crew list is at the bottom of this post.

 

Football Zebras staff
Tue Mar 28 • 2:00 am EDT

Playing rules

  1. Protect the long snapper from contact for 1 second (PHI) — WITHDRAWN
  2. Abolish line leaping on field-goal and extra-point kicks (PHI) — PASSED with language changes TBA
  3. Expand crown-hit rule for indirect forcible contact (PHI) — WITHDRAWN
  4. Challenge any call (with exceptions); 3rd challenge if 1 successful (PHI) — WITHDRAWN
  5. 3rd challenge if 1 successful, unlimited for subsequent successful (WAS) — 
  6. Kickoffs through uprights would be touchback to 20, otherwise 25 (WAS) — FAILED, 11-21
  7. Challenge any call at any time of game, except turnover/score (BUF-SEA) — 
  8. Make 2016 automatic disqualification rule for 2 UNS fouls permanent (CC) — PASSED
  9. Kickoff touchback to the 25, extend to 2017 only (CC) — PASSED
  10. Regular-season overtime to 10 minutes (CC) — TABLED, reportedly 12 votes against
  11. Receiver running a route has defenseless player protections (CC) — PASSED
  12. Extend illegal crackback to player who was in motion (CC) — PASSED
  13. Centralized replay & referee participate via tablet (CC) — PASSED, unanimously
  14. Reset on multiple fouls to drain the clock (CC) — PASSED
  15. Revised 10-second runoffs to apply at 2:00 warning (CC) — PASSED

Bylaws proposals

  1. Eliminate the first roster cut to 75 active players (WAS) — 
  2. Concussion Exempt designation w/ practice squad call-up (WAS) — 
  3. Opt out of “garish” Color Rush uniforms (WAS) — 
  4. Expand hosting rules for draft-eligible workouts (CC) — PASSED
  5. Injured reserve return rules apply to NFI and PUP reserve players (CC) — PASSED
  6. Preseason personnel notices issued on Sundays (CC) — PASSED

Policy proposals

  1. Allow alternate helmet color (new equipment) (PHI) — WITHDRAWN
  2. Head coach candidates can negotiate contracts while active in postseason (CC) — TABLED for consideration at May meeting
  3. Non-football employees can work for another team midseason (CC) — PASSED

Miscellaneous

  1. Relocation of Raiders to Las Vegas, as early as 2019 season (OAK) — PASSED, 31-1 (no: MIA)
  2. Point of emphasis that “egregious” hits to head are an automatic disqualification (CC) — PASSED
      Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 19 Scott Green 22   Delaware president, government support services
U 102 Bruce Stritesky 7 Green Embry Riddle airline pilot
HL 134 Ed Camp 13 Boger William Paterson physical education teacher
LJ 32 Jeff Bergman 21 Triplette Robert Morris president and chief executive officer, medical services
FJ 41 Boris Cheek 17 Green Morgan State director of operations and management
SJ 116 Mike Weatherford 11 Steratore Oklahoma State energy trader
BJ 93 Scott Helverson 10 Green Iowa sales, printing and promotions

1 comment for “Live blog: Vikings at Packers

  1. Eric
    January 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The lack of penalties against GB was horrible. There was pass interference, holding among others. How is it possible every official on the field missed these calls? My guess is that the Packers were supposed to win so lets make it happen. I am disgusted with the horrible officiating I have seen in the NFL all year!! They are truly pathetic!!!!!!