In light of one of the most controversial judgement calls in recent playoff memory, fans, pundits, players, owners and coaches called for NFL instant replay to step in and correct judgement calls. Right now, the only judgement call instant replay can check is 12-men on the field. Instant replay cannot help
Embed from Getty Images The NFL Competition Committee is considering having officials eject players for flagrant hits, cracking down on celebrations and taking the next step in instant replay technology. The committee met last week to consider modifying rules to improve the game. If the Competition Committee recommends any rule changes, the owners
2014 rule changes The Competition Committee offered up a proposal that received little discussion, and was explained by committee member Jeff Fisher in a fairly obscure manner: Basically, this Proposal Number 13 is going to simplify everything; clean it all up, make sure we don’t have any issues. [The officials] have a
Commissioner suggests removing 1-pt play NFL commissioner Roger Goodell floated a big trial balloon earlier this week when he said the NFL may consider abolishing the extra point, saying the kick is "almost automatic" and further adding that he wishes to "add excitement with every play." Goodell proposes that a touchdown
NCAA rule on Competition Committee agenda There was quite a bit of chatter in the aftermath of Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver Golden Tate's over the top taunting on his way to the end zone and a Seahawks' touchdown (video). The NFL fined Tate $7,875 for his unsportsmanlike conduct and the officials penalized
Week 1: Texans at Chargers (video) Post updated: The league has stated the rule was incorrectly applied (see below). The Competition Committee looked at a specific instance of dangerous play at the request of players: the vulnerability of the center when he is performing a long snap for a field goal kick.
The conspiracy machine got some gas in preseason with the suggestion that officials are given the authority to limit offensive schemes through controlling the pace of the game. In a Wall Street Journal article, a connection was drawn between a new point of emphasis and the offense employed by incoming