NFL rule changes 2019: Owners REJECT onside kick proposal and postpone overtime changes

NFL rule changes 2019: Owners REJECT onside kick proposal and postpone overtime changes

The Broncos suggested a change to how the onside kick works.

Denver suggested teams could get the option of not taking a kickoff and instead trying to convert a fourth-and-15 play from their own 35-yard line.

They stipulated that teams would only be able to do this once per game and only in the fourth quarter.

However, the proposal didn’t have the support of 75 per-cent of the owners and as such was rejected.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the developments from the NFL’s annual meeting.

“Kansas City’s OT proposal was tabled and Denver’s onside kick proposal was defeated, I’m told,” said Pelissero

“The KC proposal is the one regarding both teams getting the ball in OT.

“So they’ll pick that back up in May.

“The Denver proposal – the 4th-and-15 idea – was shot down.”

The NFL have announced five rule changes that have been passed.

Approved 2019 Playing Rules Summary

1. By Competition Committee; Makes permanent the kickoff rule changes that were implemented during the 2018 season.

2. By Competition Committee; Expands protection to a defenseless player.

3. By Competition Committee; Changes the enforcement of double fouls when there is a change of possession.

4. By Competition Committee; Simplifies the application of scrimmage kick rules for missed field goals.

5. By Competition Committee; Allows teams to elect to enforce on the succeeding try or on the succeeding free kick an opponent’s personal or unsportsmanlike conduct foul committed during a touchdown.

The Chiefs suggested that both teams should be able to possess the ball in overtime even if the team with the first possession scores a touchdown.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was pleased their proposal had not been rejected and claimed other teams also wanted to see these changes.

“The fact that it’s being talked about I think is good,” Reid said, per Pro Football Talk.

“We’re not the only ones that are in that mix.”

The next NFL league meeting will take place from May 20-22 in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Published at Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:29:00 +0000