NFL teams have submitted a total of 15 rule and bylaw change proposals to owners when they meet in Phoenix later this month, specifically five potential enhancements to the league’s replay review system.
The NFL Competition Committee has yet to weigh in on the proposals, nor any suggestions of its own. But until they are withdrawn, each of the team’s suggestions will at least be put before the owners.
detroit lions Introduced three replay-based rule changes. Will allow a coach to challenge individual foul penalties. Another replay would allow officials to consult on penalty enforcement rather than the more limited menu of plays they can currently assist on. a third will give the coach a third challenge if they win one of their initial two challenges; As per the current rule, both must win to get the third.
houston texans A related motion was added that would give replays official jurisdiction to review failed fourth-down attempts. Final replay-based rule proposal Los Angeles RamsWho wants the passing penalty to be reviewable and/or challengeable by the coaches.
Meanwhile, the philadelphia eagles Another attempt has been made to create an alternative to the onside kick. The Eagles’ proposal allows a team to retain possession after a score if it converts a fourth-and-20 play from its own 20-yard line immediately afterward. Previous attempts that would have set up 4th and 15 conversions have been disallowed by the owners.
Some of the motions are directed at obscure parts of the game. Others key features include:
Use of the uniform number “0,” represented by the Eagles.
The Eagles also required game clocks to display one-tenth of a second in the last 30 seconds of each half.
allowing teams to designate an emergency No. 3 quarterback from their inactive lists or practice squads who would be eligible to enter the game if the Lions ruled out the team’s other two quarterbacks.
allowing the wild-card team to be seeded higher than the division champion if the division champion has a losing record and the wild-card team has won at least four more games than the division champion los angeles chargers,
extension of illegal crackback rule, from new york jets,
Reducing the deadline for all pre-season roster cutdowns proposed by the 25 teams to one day.