New NFL Rules For '08

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by FSUViking, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. FSUViking

    FSUViking BANNED

    Glad to see the forceout is gone. Interesting about the facemask. 15 yards or no call, now. There seems to be a lot of gray area in some of the rules changes now. Lots of referee discretion instead of it is or it isn't.
  2. KJ3

    KJ3 Terminally Slack-Jawed

    removing the incidental 5 yard face mask kinda made me go "whhaaaaaaaaaa?!?!"

    it's not like there weren't incidental face masks...on...just about every play....
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I don't have a problem with them getting rid of the incidental rule...crap happens sometimes.

    however, now there will be debates about whether it is or isn't worth the 15 yard variety.
  4. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    I don't understand the bold part. :dontknow: What does this mean?
  5. Jammin Jaguar

    Jammin Jaguar English Student.

    " After one half you better understand the trend of your opponent and can adjust to that trend, therefore you have the option to begin the second half to take advantage of your adjustment. "

    Taken from Yahoo Answers
  6. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    But technically, how does it work?
    If a team wins the toss and takes the ball, will it have the ball to start the 2nd half too? :Clueless:
  7. Jammin Jaguar

    Jammin Jaguar English Student.

    No because I think if you 'defer' the ball at the coin toss it means that you kick the ball to the other team to start the game.

    It is a confusing sentence that you've put in bold mind.
  8. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    So they'll just be able to choose to kick. I don't see what's new there. :dontknow:
  9. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    I'm with Double C, how is that any different?
  10. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    They explained yesterday in NFLTA. The team that wins the coin toss now can to let the other team decide wether they'll kick or receive. At least that's how I understood it.
  11. Jammin Jaguar

    Jammin Jaguar English Student.

    So basically the winner of the coin toss can decide to be the loser of the coin toss.
  12. mike oxlong

    mike oxlong The Voice Of Reason

    normally the winner of the coin toss chooses to kick or receive and the loser takes the direction (wind), this would allow the winner of the coin toss to choose the wind if they are so inclined to do so.
  13. dolphindude13

    dolphindude13 Jack Of All Trades

    I love the forceout rule being removed.......I like getting rid of the 5 yard facemask to.....If you don't twist it or tackle a guy by it, it shouldn't be a penalty.
  14. Cheezymadman

    Cheezymadman Born Again Browns Backer

    They've always been able to do that. i think the only difference is that now they force the other team to choose kick or receive, THEN they choose wind.