NFL | Five-yard face mask penalty eliminated
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:24:24 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the five-yard face mask penalty was eliminated Wednesday, April 2. Now, only the serious face mask will be called and will be assessed as a 15-yard penalty. The major foul will involve twisting or grabbing the face mask.
NFL | Direct snaps rule changed
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:23:45 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports a direct snap from the center that goes backward will now be treated as a fumble. Previously, a direct snap from the center was ruled as a false start.
NFL | Coin toss rule changed
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:13:13 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports NFL coaches can now defer a decision on the opening coin toss. Previously, the winner of the coin toss could only choose to receive or kick off.
NFL | Field goals to be reviewed
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:12:28 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the proposal to review field goals was approved Wednesday, April 2. Certain field goals can now be reviewed by instant replay, including kicks that bounce off the uprights.
NFL | Pass completion proposal approved
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:11:42 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the proposal to eliminate force-out decisions on pass completions near the sidelines was approved Wednesday, April 2. With the rule change, officials will only have to decide whether a receiver landed in bounds or not.
NFL | Playoff seeding proposal shelved
Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:56:09 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Competition Committee shelved the proposal of changing the NFL playoff seeding by giving wild-card teams the chance to host playoff games.