Hair extension of rule clarifies existing rule

It could be said that a certain editorial change to the rulebook is splitting hairs, but it actually only clarifies existing rules. An editorial change was made to the 2020 NFL rulebook with the new text in bold at Rule 3-2-6: Touching the Ball refers to any contact with the ball. There

NFL mandates centerfield logos between the 40-yard lines

Substitutions also affected by position of numerals Sometimes rules changes show up in a place that is least expected. In addition to the standard rules changes voted by owners each year, a few editorial changes are made to the rulebook, some of which are for clarity, while others are actual low-level

No more chains to be lost due to latest rules change

It was a silly part of a feud between cornerback Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree, where Talib twice snatched a chain from Crabtree's neck. The NFL slipped in a rule that would have prevented this from happening again, although they were at least kind enough to wait for the year

No more clock-milking skullduggery in 2020

Embed from Getty Images Starting this season, the NFL will not allow the offense to milk the clock in the fourth quarter by intentionally fouling. The New England Patriots invented the tactic. The Patriots got a taste of their own medicine during last year's wildcard playoff with the Tennessee Titans. Clock starts on

Odds are that team rules proposals are paper shredder food

2020 rules proposals

The NFL released the first tranche of modified rules proposals with 7 team-submitted recommendations from the Eagles, Dolphins, Ravens, and Chargers. Typically, the team-backed proposals are dead on arrival; only 4 of the 44 team proposals passed in the last 5 years, plus 2 others that were absorbed into a larger