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Eagles withdraw four of their five rule change proposals

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The Eagles were among the most active teams at proposing rules changes to be voted on at the upcoming league meeting, but now they’re pulling back most of their proposals.

According to, the Eagles have withdrawn four of the five changes they had proposed.

The only rule change the Eagles aren’t withdrawing is the rule against players leaping over the line to block field goals or extra points. That idea has broad support and is expected to pass.

The proposals the Eagles are withdrawing include a rule giving long snappers additional protection, a rule expanding the definition of “crown of the helmet,” a rule that would give coaches more opportunities to make instant replay challenges and a resolution to allow teams to use alternate color helmets.

The Eagles withdrawing those proposals doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t eventually be taken up: The league could still ultimately decide to adopt one or all of those proposals. But it does mean the Eagles won’t be pushing for a vote next week.

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8 Responses to “Eagles withdraw four of their five rule change proposals”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Mar 25, 2017 5:17 PM

    So they’ve withdrawn the four I agree with and kept the one I hate. That figures.

  2. touchdownelvis says: Mar 25, 2017 5:24 PM

    It’s a shame about the alternate helmet proposal. Some of the throwbacks look far, far better with helmets to match, especially where the team logo has changed significantly.

  3. ak185 says: Mar 25, 2017 5:39 PM

    Their proposals, minus the helmet rule, were all terrible. And of course, as per usual, the NFL will eliminate an entire element of the game due to “player safety”, which like a catch, has no defined meaning and usually will just result in a penalty.

  4. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 25, 2017 5:39 PM

    Oh, so let’s take out a super exciting play that leads to more uncertainty in the kicking game because the Seahawks are good at it. See “Rules Changes” every year

  5. pastabelly says: Mar 25, 2017 5:45 PM

    Oregon wears different helmets every week. The NFL, which only plays lip service to player safety, is over the top on only allowing one helmet type per team.

  6. jerrysglassescleaner says: Mar 25, 2017 6:26 PM

    Eagles withdraw from winning Superbowls also.

  7. distracted9 says: Mar 25, 2017 6:58 PM

    Seattle is also responsible for the rampant drug testing.. because they were good at it..them and Dallas. Heck Dallas has one playoff win since they took cocaine out of their locker room.

  8. ariani1985 says: Mar 26, 2017 3:25 PM

    Notice Erin Rogers laughs for winning more than Brady?

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