9 New NFL Rule Changes For 2016-2017
Here are the 9 new NFL rules or tweaks for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Soak them in, some are minor changes, and some are adjustments that will stick going forward (see extra point rule).
Extra Point stay at the 15.
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.
No More Chop Blocks.
3. By Competition Committee; Makes all chop blocks illegal. “It is not one that has overwhelmed us in injury data, but it is not one we feel good about,” McKay said.
You Fouled Out.
4. By Competition Committee; Disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls. Amended to one-year only.
Touchbacks at the 25.
5. By Competition Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line. Amended to one-year only.
By to Horse Collar Tackles.
6. 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.
Don’t call a time out if your don’t have one.
7. 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.
Ineligible Receiver Rule
8. 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.
No More Multiple Ppots of Enforcement For a Double Foul
9. By Competition Committee; Eliminates multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession.