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

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 Personal fouls reviewable — WITHDRAWN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 Replay official can view potential scores or turnovers — WITHDRAWN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  • 15. 3-point conversion proposal — WITHDRAWN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

Bylaws proposals

Resolutions

  • Allow for independent ATC spotters (certified athletic trainers) to call a medical timeout if player is exhibiting concussion symptoms — PASSED
  • Allow for a retractable roof to open at halftime if weather conditions improve — PASSED
 
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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