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Competition Committee proposes 2 rules changes for 2020 season

The NFL Competition Committee has released their proposed rules changes for the 2020 NFL season. These two rules change proposals are indicative of an offseason where the Committee wants to deliberately keep the changes simple when other, widely more important, issues face our nation. These two proposals will be considered at upcoming virtual league meetings in May to vote on and finalize which rules will be changed for the 2020 season.

Playing rules proposals submitted by the Competition Committee

  1. Extend defenseless player protection to punt returners to include time necessary to become a runner
  2. Make game clock start on the snap when two consecutive dead ball fouls are committed by the offense when outside of 2:00/1st half and 5:00/2nd half to prevent manipulation of the game clock

Former senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino indicated in his podcast, Good Calls with Dean Blandino, that the Committee was considering two other potential proposals, including live-ball personal foul enforcement on missed field goals and a replay tweak for catch/fumbles that are ruled as incomplete passes. It turns out the Committee wanted to simplify their suggestions in this once-in-a-lifetime offseason.

These two proposals will join the seven other proposals submitted by four NFL teams and next month, hopefully, we will receive a verdict on which proposals officially join the rule book.

Cameron Filipe
Cam Filipe is a senior at the University of New Haven, majoring in forensic science. He has been involved in football officiating for eight years and currently works as a flag football official in college. This is his fifth season covering NFL officiating for Fᴏᴏᴛʙᴀʟʟ Zᴇʙʀᴀs.

5 thoughts on “Competition Committee proposes 2 rules changes for 2020 season

  1. If those are the only two recommendations by the Competition Committee, then why did this panel — which includes three GMs and three head coaches — not address pass interference replays? Sean Payton said that was the major thrust of all the video reviews they did since the season ended. And they have NO opinion about what to do with it? Or maybe they do have an opinion but are just not releasing it.

  2. The pass interference replay rule was a one-year, experimental rule. The owners have to automatically vote this year on whether to extend the rule or let it expire. What is interesting is that there were no PI replay rule tweaks offered.

  3. When will NFL crews for 2020 will come out and who is the successor to walt Anderson as referee and ideas could be U Barry Anderson, U Alan Eck, or BJ Scott halverson or U Ramon George or FJ Terry Brown

  4. Anonymous, i have a feeling you are the same person that asked for the referee the packers game a week or two ahead of the current one.get some paitence they will post articles on it when they can. The new year DOSE NOT START TILL MAY 115TH

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