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  1. TB_Helmet

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    Fair enough.

    There’d still be way too much arguing about what constitutes holding and whatnot (for example, on this board). Reviewing PI calls was a total failure this year as clear and obvious PI no calls that were challenged weren’t overturned, so you’d get more of that. Also the last two minutes, the booth would probably have to review every play for offensive holding and other potential penalties.
     
  2. p8ryts

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    Put a time limit, if they can't decide in two minutes the call stands.
     
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    The 10 second runoff rule needs to be drastically improved. It should never apply to replay review situations because that's not something that's intentionally caused by either teams to stop the clock. It's also a product of something the referees missed or can't agree on, so to make either team suffer for that is beyond ridiculous.
     
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    Probably mentioned but stop whistling the play dead when any progress is made after a catch/non catch. Got screwed vs KC vs Kelce when Def mvp ran it back for possible td. Also on a tip toe play on sideline hold the whistle inside the 20 and let replay correct it.
     
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    What the **** are you disagreeing about, @QuantumMechanic?
     
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    Remove automatic 1st downs on defensive penalties. Particularly those of the 5 yard variety. If they like them so much then make more offensive penalties to be a loss of down.
     
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  7. DarrylS

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    Back on my platform, dress all 53 who are healthy, it would provide more "specialists" during a game as well as provide depth..

    Allow practice squad players to be activated in the event of a specific need and then go back to the practice squad.. much like Baseball, Hockey and Basketball.

    Do away with the whole injured reserve thing, is a player gets hurt in game 3 of the preseason and has to be put on injured reserve and is healthy to return at game 4 of the season allow him to be activated.. think about a 30 day DL or 60 day DL.

    Makes no sense to pay these guys what they get paid and not be able to play..
     
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    The only problem with this is that it would put intense pressure on the injured player to get back ASAP instead of healing up first. NFL history is littered with players whose careers were shortened or ended because the player came back too soon. Shortening or eliminating the IR window isn't the answer. What the Patriots do for situations like this is keep the player on the 53 and don't dress him. That's the best short term solution.

    Now, if you proposed something like say, short term injured players shouldn't count against the 53 man roster during the (limited number of ) weeks that you declare them ineligible, you'd have my agreement.
     
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    In the regular season, at the end of overtime, have teams run alternating 2 point conversations. Team that scores when the other doesn't wins.
     
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    Would those conversations be about politics, sports, arts etc? Who would determine the winner?
     
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    Auto correct isn't always your friend.
     
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    Give the players some control over their boides, these arguments are tiring.. the fact is the Pats pay upward of 60 players and only 46 can suit up on Sunday.. or have two doctors provide clearance before an injured player can return. OTOH if you have a low end roster player who is filling in nicely there may not be a need to return as quickly..

    Every time I suggest that change, there are always outliers who look for exceptions or what might happen or what if?? The current rules regarding injuries are outdated..

    I also suggested that Practice Squad players can move to the roster as needed to fill a need, sort of like a minor league system..
     
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    The players would have less control over their bodies under your proposal. Hell, players are being run into the ground by malicious front offices under the existing rules.

    If there is no hard coded incentive for teams to let players rest and heal, then teams will absolutely employ pressure and deception to get guys back on the field. Do you think Trent Williams and Kelechi Osemele got into their situations by exercising their bodily agency?
     
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    let the number 1 seed choose who they want to play from the 2 teams that win in the wild card round
     
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    I could go either way on this. I don't like it when teams make an unlikely long throw hoping for the penalty, but wouldn't want the corner to instantly grope and pull the WR when the long completion is likely.

    Not sure how to solve it.
     
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    Dunno about the automatic clock stoppage thing. The mix of plays, time outs, etc., in the final two minutes is a really interesting part of the game. It's also like the perfect test to separate dumb coaches from the smart ones.
     
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    Interesting idea. Oh, the arguments that would give birth too on this board. And the rage that the fans of the first seed losers would have towards the coach who made the decision. I mean, good chance the Ravens would've picked the 9-7 Titans to play.
     
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  18. tasmlab

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    It could've played out that way and probably would've with almost any version of the Patriots of the last 20 years except for this team. Our offense had 40 minutes of regulation to score 2 lousy points and couldn't do it.
     
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    Maybe automatically review touchdowns that weren't called touchdowns as well?

    I don't how they would do this, but if a bad officiating call can be shown on the jumbotron to all 60,000 fans as its happening, go ahead and take a few seconds to consider changing it.
     
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    I don’t think you really need that, you need the refs to call it a touchdown if it’s close.
     

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