NFL Proposed Rule Changes Milquetoast The Game


Published: March 22, 2009


... Mike Pereira explained that there will be four rule changes voted upon at the NFL spring meetings.


Here are the rules as follows with a detailed break down:


  1. Onside Kick: Right now on the kicking team you must have four players on each side of the Kicker. The part that they want to change is return team. Owners will vote on this rule that states return teams can no longer line up in bunch formation. This rule was drawn up to keep player safety in check.
  2. Blindside Block: To improve player safety the competition committee submitted this rule stating that offensive play will no longer be able to block a defender from the blindside. Referring to the block that Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers put on Cincinnati's line backer Keith Rivers.
  3. Peel back: This will be a rule stating that nei...

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