Pair of Subtle Rule Changes from 2023 NFL Owners’ Meetings Will Improve the Game

While the NFL owners declined to enact a couple of higher-profile rule changes at the 2023 owners’ meetings – making roughing the passer reviewable and banning the “tush push” popularized by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts, they did approve some changes. Offenses can no longer extend a half by committing a penalty, and language was cleaned up in regards to defenders launching or using their helmets when making a hit to make it easier on officials and announcers when interpreting those rules. Both changes are good decisions made by the owners, which should improve the game under the radar.

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