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  1. S

    NFL threatens to take draft picks away from teams who break covid protocols (like masks)

    Be careful Bill. 345 Park Avenue is getting restless.
  2. raduray

    Mike Tomlin handed James Harrison envelope after brutal hit

    I wonder what flexible level of justice Roger will hand out for this. I'm sure Saints fans are watching closely. James Harrison: Mike Tomlin "handed me an envelope" after hit that drew $75,000 fine - ProFootballTalk
  3. everlong

    PI Red Flags

    So far at least I like the way they've been reviewing these and not reversing anything ticky tack. Just last night if they had reversed either of the ones Rivera threw I would have thought this is going to be awful and a long season. The one thing I haven't seen yet is a challenge to overturn...
  4. P

    PHOTO: Tom Brady Jabs NFL Over New Helmet Ban

    PHOTO: Tom Brady Jabs NFL Over New Helmet Ban Robert Alvarez On his social media accounts Tuesday, Brady shared a subtle "dig" at the NFL's new helmet ban policy. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the Thumbs down in this thread)

    Reports/Speculation: Texans will pursue Caserio AGAIN after 2020 Draft/UPDATE - Rumor: He wants out

    Patriots file tampering charges against Texans according to Adam Schefter
  6. P

    Patriots Reportedly File Tampering Charges Against Texans in Caserio Pursuit

    Patriots Reportedly File Tampering Charges Against Texans in Caserio Pursuit Steve Balestrieri The league will look into this situation and try to determine whether any tampering was done and if so, what punishment is appropriate. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the...
  7. QuantumMechanic

    NFL considering de facto or de jure Hail Mary replay exemption

    Here we go... Competition Committee wants Hail Mary to be “survival of the fittest” A Hail Mary exemption from replay review could make for strange late-game scenarios
  8. PatsFan2

    Well the Chiefs can win everything

    No pun intended.;) 'Unfairness' Prevails: NFL Won't Change Overtime Rule To Guarantee Possession To Both Teams
  9. Belichick8384

    The NFL vs The Game Itself (Rule Changes in the 21st Century)

    I used to generally agree with the rule changes coming out of the 1990s. And even then, the bad rule changes - while outrageous - seemed far and few in between; like the excessive celebration rule change in 2000 or the crackdowns on taunting and roughing the passer the next year after. But imo...
  10. QuantumMechanic

    2018 Official NFL rules, including casebook and instant replay casebook

    @luuked asked a question in another thread about why NE lost their challenge inspired me to go looking for this. Here it is: Offseason/2018 - Rule Book.pdf (the Instant Replay Casebook starts at page 183 of that PDF). Anyhow, NE's second challenge...
  11. T

    Can someone explain the penalty on Gronkowski catch?

    Gronk caught a pass and rumbled another 10 to 15 yards. The play was negated by some sort of blocking penalty, on 83 Dwayne Allen, I believe. The senile commentators barely mentioned it and failed to explain it. Was it legit or not? If so what was the infraction? Looked totally bogus to me but...
  12. ctpatsfan77

    At most 6 teams can be forced to do "Hard Knocks" in 2019

    The NFL adopted rules a few years back. The NFL can not require a team to do Hard Knocks if it meets any one of the following criteria: The team appeared on the show in the last 10 years. [FYI, that's ATL, CIN, CLE, HOU, LAR, MIA, NYJ, and TB.] The team's head coach is in his first season...
  13. S

    Ravens complaining about footballs used in Chargers game

    Here we go again?
  14. Joey007

    Harbaugh is whining about the rules again.

    John Harbaugh: Challenge rule 'should be changed' Just when I forget why I still hate Baltimore, Harbaugh always reminds me why. What a sore loser.
  15. W

    e-mail to NFL*

    The wife wants to e-mail the NFL* to show displeasure about SB half time shows. Does anyone have a reliable e-mail address? Thanks in advance. Wrangler
  16. pheenix11

    Remember Crowd Noise Rules years ago?

    So I was showing my son the old Dolphins Bears Monday night game from 1985 on YouTube and there were a few times when the Bears QB was complaining about the crowd noise and the ref was pausing the game waiting for them to quiet down. I had almost completely forgotten about that whole issue. I...
  17. Ice_Ice_Brady

    A Modest Proposal: Removing the Defense from the field

    Now that the league is almost there already, how would fans feel about removing the entire defense from the football field? It would an amazing spectacle (though not much different from what we’re seeing anyway) to see these quarterbacks throw hundreds of touchdowns per game. Fans would get...
  18. B

    Remember when 300 passing yards was considered a good day?

    I know, I know, there are rules favoring offenses and the protection of quarterbacks that extend drives........but still.......isn't it crazy to think that 17 quarterbacks threw for 295+ yards this past weekend? Five of them went over 400 yards (Goff, Luck, Carr, Cousins, Ryan). Due to bye...
  19. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Hypothetical Rules Question - stopping the clock on lateral out of bounds

    I haven’t seen this happen before, and I’m wondering if it would be illegal. Let’s suppose that in the Vikings-Saints game, we are in the same situation with :10 seconds left and the Vikings are on their own 4o needing a FG to win and no time outs. The Saints are aligned in a prevent to force...
  20. W

    The '01-'05 Pats vs the '13-17 Pats

    Hey guys So I was watching some old Patriots games from about 15 years ago, and back then we were a much more stout defensive team that relied on consistent, reliable offense. Lots of very good players on both sides of the ball, but no real superstars with the exception of Brady...who back then...