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Chiefs withdraw proposed Peyton Manning Rule

Justin Houston, Peyton Manning AP

Peyton Manning is no longer playing, so the Peyton Manning Rule is off the table.

Rich McKay, head of the NFL’s competition committee, said at the league meetings Tuesday that a rule proposal submitted by the Chiefs that would make it illegal for quarterbacks to fall to the ground, get up, and throw a forward pass has been withdrawn.

The proposed rule stemmed from a controversial play in January’s Broncos-Steelers divisional playoff game when Manning appeared to give himself up but no whistle was blown. He got up and completed a pass to Emmanuel Sanders for a 34-yard gain.

The proposed rule makes sense, but the circumstances under which a quarterback actually gives himself but still can later make a play may be so rare that it won’t be revisited.

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28 Responses to “Chiefs withdraw proposed Peyton Manning Rule”
  1. gammynomnom says: Mar 22, 2016 3:57 PM

    so the Steelers were too dumb to touch him down?

  2. bencoates57 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:04 PM

    Steelers should have won that game.

  3. steelerben says: Mar 22, 2016 4:05 PM

    Further proof that speaking out against Manning’s backside making contact with anything will be shut down ASAP.

  4. jakethesnake57 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:06 PM

    There’s no need for a new rule because there’s already a rule in place. Once a QB gives himself up, the play is over. The refs blew it!

  5. kcflake says: Mar 22, 2016 4:08 PM

    Sounds like a no brainer rule to me.

  6. domedaddy says: Mar 22, 2016 4:16 PM

    As usual, KC doesn’t know what it is doing.

  7. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 22, 2016 4:26 PM

    How about you touch a guy down after he gives himself up, just in case he actually fell or he decides to get up and refs don’t blow the whistle.

  8. dwarftosser says: Mar 22, 2016 4:30 PM

    He was down by the rules we already had.

  9. 12brichandfamous says: Mar 22, 2016 4:33 PM

    Why trust the refs to make a decision? If the player is down, touch him. If he gets up, then he’s a runner and eligible to be tackled.

    No need for another rule.

  10. dallashomer says: Mar 22, 2016 4:33 PM

    I don’t care if the rule passes or not, but if it passes, I propose we rename it the Chumbawamba Rule.

  11. valentino8100 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    No need for the kitty cat rule now that the kitty cat has retired.

  12. jswheeler says: Mar 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    It’s rare until more teams do it. The first time the Patriots try this and win a game you’ll have teams crying to get a rule put in place.

  13. streetyson says: Mar 22, 2016 4:37 PM

    There’s no need for a “new” rule because what Manning did was already against the rules. He didn’t stumble, he went down whilst avoiding a tackle, very much giving himself up. The zebras screwed up (again) is all, and the fact that this “rule” won’t be changed is proof of that – suggesting that it doesn’t need changing because it was unusual is nonsense, it was an improper advantage, and the next QB to try it on will hear the ref whistle that play ended (unless the ref’s asleep, or unless Peyton comes out of retirement).

  14. jdbaker01 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:41 PM

    I thought the Peyton Manning rule was to make it illegal for your wife to buy PEDs for you. No?

  15. randomguy9999 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:50 PM

    there’s no need for a rule, this situation happens maybe once a decade

    and it’s the Steelers own fault: PM didn’t give himself up, he simply fell down while dodging the rush and the D missed football rule 101: play until the whistle

  16. tajuara says: Mar 22, 2016 4:50 PM

    There’s no need for a new rule because there’s already a rule in place. Once a QB gives himself up, the play is over. The refs blew it!

    ————————————————–

    The QB can either slide feet first or head first. In the first case the play is ruled death, in the second case no. I remember one time when Eli played against the Cowboys and he slided head first and fumbled the ball, the Cowboys recovered and kept the ball. In the Steelers game Manning didn’t slide feet first, so the play wasn’t over. Same thing happened in the SB, but in the SB a Carolina defender touched Manning’s towel and the play was ruled death after a challenge. The refs didn’t blow the call, Steelers defenders did, and the play had no impact on the game because Denver punted the ball.

  17. mmack66 says: Mar 22, 2016 4:54 PM

    Even when Manning fell down and was touched, the refs tried to give it to him and say he wasn’t touched.

  18. patsbrat says: Mar 22, 2016 5:00 PM

    jswheeler says:
    Mar 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    It’s rare until more teams do it. The first time the Patriots try this and win a game you’ll have teams crying to get a rule put in place.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Nope, they will take away 1st, 3rd, and 5th draft picks and suspend the entire starting offense for 8 games.

  19. blowfishes says: Mar 22, 2016 5:02 PM

    The QB can either slide feet first or head first. In the first case the play is ruled death, in the second case no.
    ————————————–

    … death is a bit severe isn’t it?

  20. nwsuccess says: Mar 22, 2016 5:15 PM

    Big difference when Peyton went down and got back up in contrast to when Russ went down after slipping while scrambling and got up to make a play. Enforce the current rule properly. Peyton curled into the fetal position so he didn’t get his head taken off, Russ slipped while trying to extend a play. Nothing to see here.

  21. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 22, 2016 5:17 PM

    Some poor linebacker goes whole hog and drills the guy on the ground before he gets up, he gets a personal foul, a fine and if it is Tom Brady or in the past Peyton, a suspension.

    But it was a big yuck.

  22. boyso3 says: Mar 22, 2016 5:28 PM

    There is already a rule about giving yourself up. It’s whether or not that rule is applied.

  23. warpigs46777 says: Mar 22, 2016 5:52 PM

    “I don’t care if the rule passes or not, but if it passes, I propose we rename it the Chumbawamba Rule.”

    LMAO Good one. Im kinda embarrassed to admit I remember the song

  24. broncosrchamps says: Mar 22, 2016 9:03 PM

    Broncos didn’t even score points off it. Big deal.

  25. shyts7 says: Mar 22, 2016 11:04 PM

    If it was the Rams or the Browns QB, this rule would pass very quickly. But this involved the “Golden Boy” Manning and everyone knows that according to the NFL, Peyton can do no wrong.

  26. mack2x says: Mar 23, 2016 9:52 AM

    Dumb proposal to begin with.

  27. chebornek says: Mar 24, 2016 5:33 PM

    Some defender should have drilled that cheater before he could get off the ground and risk a throw vs a flag.

  28. pondbridge says: Mar 28, 2016 3:35 AM

    If the player’s not touched, the play is still on. Brady threw a pass a couple of years ago while sitting on the ground. Just call it the Brady Rule and there’s 100% demand to get it shut down from all of Puppet Commissioner Goodell’s overlord owners in Charlotte, Meadolands, Pittsburgh, Miami, DC and Dallas

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