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“We’re looking for the obvious fouls on this one,” he added. “We realize this is a major change for players and coaches.”
_ No longer could offensive players make a low block when facing their own end zone and they are inside the tackle box. That will prohibit so-called peel-back blocks anywhere on the field.
_ Teams couldn’t line up more than six players on either side of the snapper for field goals and extra points. And teammates couldn’t be pushed through gaps in the protection on those kicks.
“Teams will still have opportunities to overload and affect a kick and still potentially block those kicks,” said Rams coach Jeff Fisher, another co-chairman of the committee.
Next season, players will be required to wear knee and thigh pads. Ray Anderson, who as the league’s executive vice president of football operations will oversee enforcement, said the NFL will be vigorous in ensuring players use them, beginning in the preseason.
Many players, particularly in skill positions, have fought the extra padding, saying it slows them down.
Anderson said the league office will be more proactive in making sure fields are suitable for games. He did not cite specifics, but the Washington Redskins were heavily criticized for the condition of their field for their wild-card game against Seattle. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons both hurt their knees during that game.
One other proposal will allow teams to keep players on the physically unable to perform list through Week 11 instead of Week 9.
McKay added that scoring in 2012 was the highest since 1965 at 45.5 points per game and fourth highest in league history.
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