For 2021, the NFL Competition Committee issued a point of emphasisÂ directing the officials to strictly flag a player for unsportsmanlike conduct if they taunt an opponent, through words and actions that disrespect or demean.
At the time I predicted that players and coaches would adapt to the new emphasis point after
A new point of emphasis this season aims to cut down on taunting and other actions that disrespect or demean an opponent.
The NFL is directing its officials to "strictly" call unsportsmanlike conduct on players who taunt opponents -- be it taunting through words, or posing in front of or over
In trying to keep ball carriers from being blown up this year, the NFL has directed officials to blow an early whistle to help prevent injuries.
The NFL wants officials to sound the whistle and shut down a play when the runner or quarterback is wrapped up. Usually the officials wait