The NFL announced a number of new rule changes earlier this week and they will be adding one more on that will likely cause a lot of complaints from around the league. They announced that they will implement a one-year trial of a two-foul ejection rule.
The new rule states that any player who is flagged for two unsportsmanlike penalties in any game would be ejected. Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the proposal passed on a one-year basis, after it looked like it would fall through on Tuesday.
This rule follows the same path the PAT rule did last year. The extra point was moved back to the 15-yard line for the 2015 season and was made a permanent change earlier this week.
The proposed rule change became public last week and there has already been a lot drawback from it. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman ripped NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the rule change on ESPN’s “Sunday Conversation.”
It will be interesting to see how this rule changes the way game is being played. I can almost guarantee that you won’t see as much endzone dancing in the 2016 season.
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