NFL | League looking at several changes in rules... including horse collar

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Sun, 5 Mar 2006 05:43:01 -0800

    Bob Glauber, of Newsday, reports the NFL competition committee is reviewing the league's rule around end-zone celebrations. There is concern among committee members that these celebrations are lasting too long. Players can celebrate as long as it doesn't involve teammates, but the duration may be limited to less than what it is now.

    Also, there is concern about an increase in taunting incidents that are not called.

    The committee is also reviewing quarterback hits. There is some feeling among competition committee members that all hits below the knee on quarterbacks should be penalized. Currently, defensive players are not allowed to go directly at a quarterback's knees, but can tackle him below the knees if the defender is coming off a block.

    The committee is looking again at the horse-collar tackle rule and may tighten it up even more.

    Finally, as previously reported, the committee is looking at the "down by contact" rule and my allow replays on plays that involve a player being down by contact.
  2. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    Ugh, call that the Kimo von Oelhoften rule.

    You can't tackle a WR by the shoulder pads. You can't tackle a QB around his legs.

    Just keeps gettin lmaer and lamer.
  3. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    preetty soon there wont be any big hits, just big "2 hand touches"
  4. ka0tik

    ka0tik Cowboy for Life

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    sure...they should start makin' TACKLING illegal...:rolleyes:
  5. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Good idea...if the defense isn't allowed to tackle it would really increase the scoring and that is what fans really want to see :rolleyes:
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Maybe each player could wear a velcro belt with flags attached. When an opponent pulls the flags off the player is down. Genius I tell you!
  7. onetrickpony

    onetrickpony Active Member

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    :lmao2: :laugh2: :bow: :laugh1:
  8. cwbyfan72

    cwbyfan72 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, tighten up the horse-collar rule. I mean it was called so many times last season:rolleyes:

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    I agree, these protect-the-QB rules are getting out of contreol. Pretty soon the new slogan will be "Welcome to the National Flag-football League. :rolleyes:

  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree it makes the NFL look like a joke. You want to watch real football then watch college they still allow the players to play the game as it was meant to be played
  11. trentmonster

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    I bet the "new and improved" horse-collar rule will include more definitive terms like "only enforceable on players wearing blue and silver uniforms that contain the numbers 3 and 1".

    Also, I like that the NFL wants to add even more gray area type rules. I guess Seattle made the Superbowl a little to close for their liking. Maybe they will add the "illegal tackle 'cause we didn't want him to get tackled" rule in honor of Matt Hasselbeck! :)

    /conspiracy theory rant off
  12. clayman

    clayman New Member

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    They rarely called it on Roy or in general.
  13. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Roy was never called for a horsecollar.

    My guess is that the points they'll look at are having to grab the pads and pulling him down immediately.

    There were 2 times where many thought Roy had a horsecollar (against Tiki and Portis) and the NFL said they weren't because he didn't pull them down to the ground immediately.

    I saw it happen a lot and like I've said before, I didn't see anybody get injured from the play this past season. It's really an overrated hype to the reasoning of the rule.


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