NFL | Teams vote to restrict celebrations, low blows, more...
[B]NFL | Teams vote to restrict celebrations, low blows[/B]
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 14:03:12 -0800
[URL="http://www.kffl.com/link/162"]Mark Curnutte[/URL], of the [URL="http://www.kffl.com/link/163"]Cincinnati Enquirer[/URL], reports [URL="http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl"]NFL[/URL] teams voted Wednesday, March 29, to adopt several rules changes, including restrictions on touchdown celebrations and to protect quarterbacks to low hits. The teams voted to approve a rule to disallow touchdown celebrations by using the ground, ball or any other artificial props in the celebration. Officials will also be allowed to call a penalty if a defensive player can avoid a low hit on a quarterback, but does not so. New rules also included reviews on instant replays have been cut from 90 seconds to 60 seconds, as well as a rule to protect long snappers from injury on extra points and field goals. Proposals to allow wide receivers to flinch with penalty and equip one defensive player's helmet with an electronic communicator were not approved.
I don't see how you can enforce the QB thing at all. It's going to get a lot of complaints about being called unfairly whenever it's called. I'm not a big fan of killing the TD celebrations either, but ruling really doesn't have a huge effect on the actual game.
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