|03-22-2005, 05:20 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Chiefs propose new rules and they're not bad
Other rules issues to be discussed: The Kansas City Chiefs proposed adopting the college rule for pass interference. That sets a limit of 15 yards on interference calls. The current NFL rule puts the ball at the spot of the foul, even if it's 60 yards downfield. The Chiefs also proposed eliminating the automatic first down on an illegal contact penalty and capping the infraction at 5 yards. The Chiefs argue that an automatic first down is a pretty harsh penalty on an incomplete pass on, say, third-and-15. The other side of the fence is a 5-yard penalty would encourage more aggressive contact on long pass plays simply to avoid a big play.
Last edited by Garcia Bronco; 03-22-2005 at 07:20 AM..