The NFL is an ever evolving organization which has never been afraid to change the rules, even when it involves controversy. The past few years have seen the extra point attempt get moved back, the kickoff spot get moved up and the ejection of a player after a couple personal foul penalties.
Although the proposed rule changes the NFL owners will vote on next week are hardly earth shattering, in the world of football, they carry serious significance.
The first proposal would allow a second player to come off the injured reserve list in season.
At league meeting next week, NFL owners will vote on proposal to allow a second player to come off IR in season. Likely to be approved.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) May 17, 2017
This rule would help alleviate the pressure a team has to bring back only one player who they place on the injured reserve list. The NFL has already altered this rule, no longer forcing a team to place the “designated to return” tag on a player, but allowing teams to take a wait-and-see approach to their injury situation(s).
Last year the Pittsburgh Steelers could have potentially had more than one player return off of the injured reserve list, but selected Bud Dupree to be their designated player to return. Senquez Golson, and possibly Ryan Harris, could have also been players who could have returned if this new rule were in place.
The second proposal would change the overtime period from 15 to 10 minutes in the regular season.
NFL owners are also expected to approve the proposal that was previously tabled to reduce regular season OT from 15 to 10 minutes.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) May 17, 2017
Although most overtime games don’t last the entire extra frame, some are upset because this could lead to more ties, and we all know what ties resemble.
So, what do you think about these potential rule changes? Yay, or nay?