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  1. The NaVorro Bowman Rule coming?

    Bill Williamson

    Among the rule changes to be considered next week at the NFL owners meetings is one inspired by a controversial call in the San Francisco 49ers' NFC title game loss at Seattle, in which star linebacker NaVorro Bowman tore the ACL in his knee. The ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  2. Tuck rule change won't ease pain

    Bill Williamson

    Closure? Probably not. Some wounds never heal. The events of Jan. 19, 2002, in snowy Foxborough, Mass., fall under that category in the Raider Nation. It was the inspiration for the tuck rule. On Wednesday, more than 11 years later and in th...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Rule change winners and losers

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL voted to change the kickoff rules on Tuesday. Kickoffs will be moved up to the 35-yard line from the 30. The starting point on touchbacks will remain at the 20. Let's look at the AFC West winners and losers as a result of the rule change: ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  4. Chargers could take advantage of fading rule

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Chargers fans should take note not only of the "Ed Hochuli" potential rule change next at the NFL owners' meetings but also a potential change in the draft order. The teams will discuss a potent...

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  5. Too much change in NFL? Two coaches say yes

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Among the questions asked of the NFL head coaches in our survey package was what rule would they change in if they had the opportunity. While several coaches mentioned on-field concerns such as the horse collar an...

    Blog | July 03, 2008