NFL Your Proposed NFL Rule Changes/Ideas

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GG.exe

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1) Only blatant/egregious penalties will be called.

2) College hash marks.

3) Introduce the rouge scoring from CFL.

4) Rugby style onside kicks, fair catch suspended for onside kicks only.

5) Return to one-platoon football (maybe not).

6) Finite substitutions, not unlimited.

7) TD scorer to kick PAT (maybe not).

8a) Kick-offs that fly out the back of endzone or fly out the sideline is a penalty, restart from 40 yard line.

8b) Kick-offs that bounce in-field then go out the sideline, play restarts from where it went out.

8c) Kick-offs that bounce in-field or inside the endzone, then roll out the endzone, remain a touchback.

9) Inside 2 minutes each half, clock always stops end of play and only restarts when official spots the ball.

10) Wild Card teams with a better W-L record than Division winners get home field advantage in playoff.

11) Overtime only for the post-season...both teams get one offensive drive each minimum, game ends when one team cannot maintain a tie. Kick return TD counts as offensive drive. Defensive TD or Safety ends game irrepective.

12) PATs to be kicked from parallel to where the TD was scored, not from the hash mark.

13) Extend Legal Contact from 5 yards to 10 yards.

16) Blocked PATs/FGs/Punts that fall forward of the LOS can still be returned.

17) A legal forward pass is re-defined as one that crosses the LOS, so now there can be multiple forward passes behind the LOS, allowing more trick play nuances...and also means things like shovel/dab passes are considered rushing yards.

18) Remove the Ineligble Receiver Downfield rule. OL do not have to report eligble. They can all run routes and catch passes if so drawn up. Also makes it something officials don't have to monitor when OL are purely blockers and just poorly time moving ahead of the LOS like on screen passes.

19) Fumbles out of bounds including opposing endzone result in a turnover of possession.

20) Automatic review system, no coach challenges.
 

TheGreatBarryB

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^Disagree all of those.

One I want changed is if fumble rolls into EZ and out of bounds then it’s simply a loss of a down and repeated from same spot. You only lose possession if a 4th down.
 

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GG.exe

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^Disagree all of those.

One I want changed is if fumble rolls into EZ and out of bounds then it’s simply a loss of a down and repeated from same spot. You only lose possession if a 4th down.
There are only a handful of them i really like tho. Eg, forward pass, eligible receiver, legal contact, kickoffs, OT, onside kicks, blocked kicks, egregious penalties.
 

Dirty Bird

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didnt think of it until your post gg (ps. I disagree with every one of your suggestions - except 14 and 15) but your 8a/b/c made me think.

I suggest a kickoff which goes through the uprights result in the ball being placed at the 20 yard line, maybe even 15 yard line rather than the 25 yard line.
 

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