Press coverage to be allowed in 2014 Pro Bowl

Reuters

Like press coverage?

You could be seeing more of it in the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Among the many rules changes coming to the NFL’s annual all-star game is an increase in the coverages defenses can employ. No longer are defenses restricted to man coverage in their base packages. Now, cornerbacks can press at all times, the NFL indicated on Wednesday. Also, defenses can use the cover-2 at any time, too.  (Defenses haven’t had to use man coverage in goal-line situations, the league said.)

The idea of the NFL’s best cornerbacks pressing the league’s top receivers adds another intriguing element to the Pro Bowl.

We can think of one Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback who probably will like this rules change.