|Proposal to reseed NFL playoffs teams withdrawn by owners|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 02 April 2008 06:24|
So the league's competition committee withdrew the proposal Wednesday after an informal vote sent it ``down in flames,'' according to New York Giants co-owner John Mara.
The owners did pass several resolutions, including eliminating the forceout on receptions; allowing teams to defer their decision to the second half when winning the opening coin toss; and making field goals and extra points subject to replay review to determine whether the ball passes over the crossbar and through the uprights.
In addition, any direct snap from center that is untouched by the quarterback now will be a live ball; in the past it was considered a false start and the play was blown dead. The 5-yard penalty for incidental contact with a facemask has been eliminated, with the 15-yarder remaining for any grasping or twisting of the facemask.
On Tuesday, the owners approved a communication device in the helmet of one defensive player.