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Chiefs Propose Two New Rule Changes Ahead of NFL Annual Meeting

Posted Mar 17, 2016

The Chiefs have submitted a couple of new rule proposals

The NFL’s annual meeting will begin on Sunday in Boca Raton, Florida, and one of the many things that will be discussed during the week are the new rule proposals.

This year, there are 19 new rule proposals that will be voted upon by the league’s 32 owners, and two of those proposals have come courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • By Kansas City; to amend Rule 14, Section 2, Article 1 (Half-distance Penalty) to add penalty yards to the distance needed to gain a First Down.
  • By Kansas City; to amend Rule 8, Section 1, Article 2 (Legal Forward Pass) to prohibit quarterbacks from falling to the ground, getting up, and throwing a forward pass.

Here are the other proposals that will be voted upon:

1.    By Competition Committee; permanently moves the line of scrimmage for Try kicks to the defensive team’s 15-yard line, and allows the defense to return any missed Try.

2.    By Competition Committee; Permits the offensive and defensive play callers on the coaching staffs to use the coach-to-player communication system regardless of whether they are on the field or in the coaches’ booth.

3.    By Competition Committee; Makes all chop blocks illegal.

4.    By Competition Committee; Disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

5.    By Competition Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line.

6.    By Baltimore; to amend Rule 5, Sections 3, Articles 1 and 2 (Changes in Position) to require players to wear jersey vests with numbers appropriate for their positions.

7.    By Baltimore; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Articles 1, 4, and 5 (Instant Replay) to provide each team with three challenges and expand reviewable plays.

8.    By Buffalo; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Articles 1, 4, and 5 (Instant Replay) to permit a coach to challenge any official’s decision except scoring plays and turnovers.

9.    By Carolina; to amend Rule 8, Section 2, Article 1 (Intentional Grounding) to expand the definition of intentional grounding.

10.  By Minnesota; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1 (Coaches’ Challenge) to eliminate the requirement that a team be successful on each of its first two Instant Replay challenges in order to be awarded a third challenge.

11.  By Washington; to amend Rule 16, Section 1, Articles 1, 4, 6 and 7 (Overtime procedures) to eliminate overtime periods in preseason games.

12.  By Washington; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 4 (Reviewable Plays) to subject personal foul penalties to Instant Replay review.

13.  By Washington; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1 (Coaches’ Challenge) to eliminate the requirement that a team be successful on each of its first two Instant Replay challenges in order to be awarded a third challenge.

14.  By Competition Committee; Expands the horse collar rule to include when a defender grabs the jersey at the name plate or above and pulls a runner toward the ground.

15.  By Competition Committee; makes it a foul for delay of game when a team attempts to call a timeout when it is not permitted to do so.

16.  By Competition Committee; eliminates the five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching a forward pass after being out of bounds and re-establishing himself inbounds, and makes it a loss of down.

17.  By Competition Committee; eliminates multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession.

 

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