Today, the NFL passed several rule changes that were proposed by the Competition Committee, rules that will take effect in the 2016 season and that could have a significant impact on YOUR Washington Redskins.
Per Ian Rappoport, here is the list of rule changes that were approved:
- The line of scrimmage for extra points has been permanently moved to the defensive team's 15-yard line, making permanent the 33-yard extra point that was tried last season.
- Offensive and defensive playcallers can now communicate with players on the field directly regardless of whether they are on the field or in the booth.
- All chop blocks are now illegal.
- The horse collar rule has been expanded to include when a defensive player grabs a jersey at or above the name plate and pulls the ballcarrier to the ground.
- It is now a delay of game penalty when a team tries to call a timeout when they aren't allowed to (such as if they are out of timeouts).
- A play where an eligible receiver illegally touches a forward pass (after he was out of bounds and re-established himself inbounds) is no longer a five-yard penalty but rather a loss of down.
- The multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul following a change of possession has been eliminated.