Report: NFL competition committee likely to make multiple rule changes
The NFL competition committee will not alter the official definition of a catch at its meeting next week, though the rules regarding personal foul ejections are expected to change, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
The NFL formed a committee tasked with examining potential changes to the definition of a catch because of the confusing nature of the rule, but NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said earlier this month that alterations to the rule would not be necessary.
The competition committee is expected to institute a rule making game ejections automatic after two personal fouls, Rapoport reports. The committee will also tweak other rules, including the chop block rule and the horse collar rule, to enhance game safety.
Competition Committee will meet next week & vote on several new rules adjustments at the league meetings. A look at some key changes coming…— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2016
Comp. Committee expected to pass a rule making ejections automatic after 2 personal fouls. Must decide which penalties (fewer than 5) apply— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2016
Comp. Committee will tweak language on the chop block rule & the horse collar rule (i.e. grabbing the back of a nameplate) for added safety— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2016
The NFL changed its replay standards during last year’s playoffs, and no additional changes are expected at this time.