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NFL quietly passes ‘Hot Potato’ rule for coin toss

NFL flipping coin (Dallas Cowboys)

The NFL has circumvented the typical rule-revision process and is making a rule change that will affect the opening coin toss, according to a league source. “We made the point-after-touchdown try a more exciting play last year,” the source said. “We looked at other parts of the game, and realized that the coin toss was…

Rules proposal scorecard: Which new NFL rules were passed for 2016?


Below are the proposals under consideration by the owners at the 2016 Owners Meeting, shown with the disposition of each proposal. Rule proposals Rules proposals are shown by the team that made the proposal, or CC for a Competition Committee proposal. Make 2015 extra-point rules and distances permanent (CC) — PASSED Allow a press-box-based coach to…

Blakeman takes #HotRef in stride, appears on ‘Today’ and ‘Access Hollywood Live’


Super Bowl 50 referee Clete Blakeman has lead a relatively obscure existence in the NFL, with an occasional reference here, although I’ve even admitted in the past to be “riding high on the Clete Blakeman bandwagon.”  The first sign that something was piquing the interest of fans on Sunday was when our post “Who will…