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Full Story – WWLTV.Com


The tuck rule could disappear from NFL games if owners approve a proposal from the competition committee to dump it.

The owners, who meet next week in Phoenix, also will consider a change to instant replay rules allowing for a video review even when a coach makes an illegal challenge.

Under the tuck rule, if a passer is in the act of bringing the ball down into his body rather than throwing it and loses control, it is ruled an incomplete pass. The proposal under consideration would make it a fumble.

Competition Committee co-chairman Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons, noted the controversial history of the tuck rule Thursday. He said the change has full support from on-field officials, particularly now that all turnovers are automatically reviewed. Continued..

By Associated Press / WWLTV

Full Story – WWLTV.Com
 

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