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  • New Crown-of-Helmet Rule Approved

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Under the new crown-of-helmet rule, this run during the playoffs by Jacquizz Rodgers would likely be ruled a 15-yard penalty on the Falcons The NFL owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed rule change that would make it illegal for running backs to lower their heads before contact or for tacklers to do the same. [...]

  • Wider Fields Coming to NFL?

    1 year, 10 months ago

    It’s the time of year when changes are proposed and sometimes made as the league’s Competition Committee reviews every aspect of the game and determines what, if anything, needs to be altered in the game. Former Competition Committee member Bill Polian told National Football Post’s Dan Pompei that the NFL should consider widening the field, [...]

  • You See What They See

    2 years, 6 months ago

    For as long as instant replay has been in effect in the NFL, once a challenge has been issued by a coach, the head official saunters to a private booth and no one in the stadium really knows what he’s looking at before making a ruling on a play. No longer. One of the biggest [...]

  • Takeaways: Proposal for New Rule Changes

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The NFL world has clamored over a couple of bits of news in the past couple of days that have overshadowed anything else going on in the free world. Perhaps in all the noise that occurred Wednesday, you missed the 2012 edition of the Competition Committee’s rule change proposals. If you recall last year, the [...]

  • Data Shows Concussions Decreased in 2011

    2 years, 10 months ago

    The kickoff rule instituted during the 2011 season was a polarizing one. Moving kickoffs 5 yards forward would certainly mean more touchbacks, but as far as the league was concerned, the idea was to lessen the number of injuries — specifically, concussions. With the data from the season rolling in, the Chicago Tribune reports that [...]

  • New Kickoff Rules Could Affect Kickers

    3 years, 9 months ago

    Welcome to AtlantaFalcons.com managing editor Jay Adams’ blog-style posts where Jay jaws about the Falcons. JAWS, of course, stands for Jay Adams Writes Stuff, which means all the Falcons news and information that slips through the cracks — and some that doesn’t — can be found right here in these posts We’re just hearing now [...]

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