Proposed on-the-field rule changes

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    The only thing I'd change is the disqualification for targeting. These players only have so much eligibility to play the sport. Taking some of that away, especially in some of these questionable cases, is wrong.

    I'd also get rid of the second unsportsmanlike rule, with Joesph's case in the VU game being a perfect example. No player should ever be sitting minding his own business and be told he's being disqualified, in part, because of someone else's mistakes. That's a joke and should be killed first thing tomorrow morning.

    Other than that, leave it alone. The NFL has become such a disaster in rule interpretation it's exhausting. Just looking at bizarre calls like yesterday's Eagles/Bears game, or the Ertz TD in the SB where he took twelve steps, crossed the line and the ground caused the fumble and it was nearly called an incompletion should tell you all you need to know. The more a group of people(who may not have ever even played the game) tinker with things to find solutions for extremely rare instances, the worse it gets.
     
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      The issue with that is the amount of fumbles that will inevitably happen directly after they get up. It happens in the NFL with professionals. I can only imagine college kids getting up after a diving interception and having it knocked loose by a now-defender who they didn't know was in pursuit.

      In line with Doug, part of football is staying on your feet. The moment you fall, forced by a defender or not, you're down. I actually wish the NFL would go that direction. It would also probably double the amount of replay time.
       
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      • RocketCityGator

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        Agreed 10000%. There can always be improvements, the targeting rules for instance, but if you want to watch the NFL, go watch it.
         
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          What difference does it make how "rare" it is? If you aren't touched, you can run. And it's not rare at all, not that that has anything to do with the argument.
           
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          I'm sending you to Swamp Gas after this one.
           
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            Ejections for intentional targeting only. Seems everyone is on board with that one.
            I’m on the fence about PI.
            And I like one foot in bounds. Just because it’s different than the NFL.
            Not a fan of the new fair catch rule. We will call that the Nord rule since he couldn’t coach up players to know when to fair catch.
             
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              If you are down, you are down. The down by contact rule is silly. It isn't down by contact. A defender can rub your elbow with his pinky and its down by contact. Defender had nothing to do with you being down, so make it down, you are down.

              PI should be 10 yards from spot of foul or 30 yards, whichever is less. Holding (O and D) should be 10 yards from spot of foul.

              10 second clock delay after first down to set the chains.

              2 feet or 1 knee/elbow on a catch.

              Targeting should be ejection after SECOND infraction. 2 infractions in a game, 1 game suspension. Targeting should only be for defenseless player, otherwise, I am all good with helmet to helmet as long as BOTH players see it coming. Anything with the crown of the helmet would be considered blatant and automatic ejection/game suspension. This is safety for the perpetrator rather than the one getting the punishment. Neck injuries paralysis etc.
               
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                The problem I have with holding calls is that they are called soo inconsistently. And can make such a yuge difference. It’s a killer when it’s a BS call or non- call.
                If they did anything I’d like to see them focus on getting those calls right.
                 
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                  What possible reason is there for not padding the outside of the helmet? Why deliberately make it a weapon and then penalize players for using it,?
                   
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                    You guys are whimps. Non down-by-contact and one-foot-in-bounds are wussy rules, seemingly made more for Pop Warner football. Anyone who is for them sits to pee.
                     
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                      So I should have said make it like high school where the clock doesn't stop for a 1st?
                       
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                      One foot I agree with you.

                      But the down by contact rule is stupid. How much contact?

                      What it really boils down to is your opinion is wrong.
                       
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                        Clock stops for a first in HS.
                         
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                        You need an explanation? The way it's been done in the NFL for decades.
                         
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                        depends on the state.
                         
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                        It means that the change would not be significant, therefore not that important. Just as if pass interference only happened say two times a year I would not care about changing that rule.

                        Now it is just my opinion so not that important.
                         
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                        I cant imagine people want LESS offense. 3/4 of the SEC games are unwatchable puntfests as it is.
                         
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                        I've never understood the two feet rule innthe NFL, though it does make for some acrobatic looking catches. you don't have to get two feet into the end zone or two feet over the first down marker.
                         
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                        Thanks for the input but I think that kickoffs are somewhat dangerous so I actually like the fair catch rule and think the NFL should adopt it.
                         
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                        Part of your body must be in the endzone, no more breaking the plane bs... :)
                         

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