Nfl Rule Changes: Owners Reportedly Reject Wild Onside Kick

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Denver's proposal was shot down, KC's was tabled.

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NFL rule changes: Owners reportedly reject wild onside kick proposal, table overtime proposal until May

At the annual league meeting on Tuesday, the NFL owners decided not to pass two of the biggest proposed rule changes, but only one of the proposals was rejected outright. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the owners shot down the Broncos' onside kick proposal and tabled the Chiefs' overtime proposal until May.

So, changes to overtime could still be coming later this offseason. But the onside kick will likely be unchanged heading into next season.



https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-rule-changes-owners-reportedly-reject-wild-onside-kick-proposal-table-overtime-proposal-until-may/
 

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NFL owners vote to make blindside blocks illegal in an effort to reduce concussions

At the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday, the league made a sensible change entirely unrelated to instant replay, overtime or any other hot-button issues that have dominated the discourse down in Phoenix. With player safety in mind -- specifically, trying to reduce concussions -- the league voted to outlaw blindside blocks.

As the league announced, "It is a foul if a player initiates a block in which he ismoving toward or parallel to his own end line and makes forcible contact to his opponent with his helmet, forearm, or shoulder." According to the NFL, blindside blocks were responsible for one-third of concussions that were sustained on punts.

Below, you can see a couple examples. They're pretty easy to spot.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-owners-vote-to-make-blindside-blocks-illegal-in-an-effort-to-reduce-concussions/
 

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It would probably be a good idea to get rid of the kickoff altogether and maybe just make it fourth and twenty in lieu of all kickoffs.
 
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