NFL Rules That Must Be Fixed Before Live Action is Underway

June 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The infamous tuck rule is dead. 
The scourge of Oakland was eradicated a dozen years too late for Raiders fans, but the dumbest rule in the NFL is no more. Thanks be to Lombardi.
Of course, the NFL competition committee accompanied a good decision with a dubious one in implementing the crown of the helmet rule, effectively removing the "power" in power runner.
Well, that might be an exaggeration, but the rule is just another in a string that lead to the NFL turning into a powder puff league.
Without the tuck rule, we need another one or few to rail against. The likelihood these rules actually get fixed is about the same as achieving cold fusion this year, but let's complain anyway.
The Calvin Johnson Rule
The following is an excerpt from the NFL rulebook, (Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1): 
If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain...

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