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NewsRules proposal scorecard: Which new NFL rules were passed for 2015?

Rules proposal scorecard: Which new NFL rules were passed for 2015?

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Below are the proposals under consideration by the owners at the 2015 Annual Meeting, shown with the disposition of each proposal. (See our projected votes.)

Rule proposals

  • 1. Coaches challenge inside 2:00 and OT; and to use timeouts instead of red flags (NE) — FAILED
  • 2. All fouls reviewable (NE) — FAILED
  • 3. Personal fouls challengeable (TEN) — FAILED
  • 4. Personal fouls reviewable (WAS) — WITHDRAWN
  • 5. Automatic-first-down fouls reviewable (WAS) — FAILED
  • 6. Defenseless receiver hits called on certain reversals (TEN) — FAILED
  • 7. Defenseless receiver hits reviewable; and to remove timeout penalty from unsuccessful challenges (IND) — FAILED
  • 8. Increase challenges to 3 (WAS) — FAILED
  • 9. Replay official can view potential scores or turnovers (KC) — WITHDRAWN
  • 10. Expiration of game clock reviewable (TEN, proposed for 2015 season only) — PASSED with amendments to specify clock errors and to make the rule permanent
  • 11. Expiration of play clock reviewable (CHI) — FAILED
  • 12. Adding fixed cameras for replay (NE) — TABLED again for further study by the league
  • 13. Using stadium video feed for replay (NE) — TABLED for further study by the league
  • 14. PAT kicks snap from 15 (NE) — TABLED for consideration at May spring meeting
  • 15. 3-point conversion proposal (IND) — WITHDRAWN
  • 16. Prohibit pushing into the line on a punt formation (BAL) — PASSED
  • 17. Each team gets possession in OT (CHI) — FAILED
  • 18. Peel-back blocks illegal by tight ends (MIA) — PASSED
  • 19. Receiver is defenseless immediately following an interception (CC) — PASSED
  • 20. Dead-ball unsportsmanlike/taunting carries to 2nd half kickoff (CC) — PASSED
  • 21. Chop block exception for H-back removed (CC) — PASSED
  • 22. Linebackers can be numbered 40-49 (CC) — PASSED
  • 23. Players reporting ineligible must be in tight formation (CC) — PASSED

Bylaws proposals

Resolutions

  • Allow for independent ATC spotters (certified athletic trainers) to call a medical timeout if player is exhibiting concussion symptoms (CC) — PASSED
  • Allow for a retractable roof to open at halftime if weather conditions improve — PASSED for one year only
Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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