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  1. Fitzgerald: Rule change facilitated injury?

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald offered an interesting take on the hit that left him with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Fitzgerald, speaking to KTAR radio in Phoenix, pointed to rules changes as one reason Houston Texans safety Eugene Wilson might have hit h...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  2. A look at new NFL language on PUP rules

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has changed its rules regarding physically unable to perform (PUP) lists, giving players additional time to recover from injuries. We discussed the proposed changes in March and the NFL has confirmed that the changes went into effect last ...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  3. Big changes coming on NFL game days

    Mike Sando

    Current NFL rules prevent teams from using computers during games to assist with calling plays or anything else related to the game on the field. That will change in 2014 under a new partnership between the NFL and Microsoft. Much of the NFL's new...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  4. Pete Carroll: Helmet rule good for game

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- Like a lot of NFL coaches, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll thinks officials will have a hard time enforcing a new rule banning ball carriers from initiating contact with the crowns of their helmets when outside the tackle box. Carrol...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Four thoughts on Golden Tate's $21K fine

    Mike Sando

    What comes to mind after the NFL levied a $21,000 fine against Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate: No surprise: The rules are relatively clear if you've got enough time to study them and keep pace with periodic changes to them. I'll admit to n...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  6. Looks like tough break for Cards on IR rule

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals placed tackle Levi Brown on injured reserve Aug. 24. Had the Cardinals known the NFL would change its IR rules, the team might have considered waiting another week to make that move. The new rule allows teams to activate o...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  7. Rules changes should make West wilder

    Mike Sando

    "Stadiums will now be free to rile up crowds with video displays, and public-address announcers will no longer be restrained from inciting racket when the opposing offense faces a crucial third down." -- the Wall Street Journal It's unclear how mu...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  8. Game-day QB dynamics change with rules

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Rams went into their regular season with only two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. The Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks named their third quarterbacks inactive Sunday. Rules changes ...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  9. Latest NFL safety rules worth defending?

    Mike Sando

    Four quick thoughts on the NFL's latest rules changes addressing player safety: The changes attack the culture. Previous changes have emphasized specific rules. These changes seek to address the broader culture that encourages such hits even when...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  10. An initial look at 24,670 kickoff returns

    Mike Sando

    Recent rules changes affecting kickoff returns stirred debate about likely consequences. With touchbacks already on the rise, all agreed the NFL would see more of them as kickoffs moved from the kicking team's 30- to 35-yard lines. A new rule limi...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  11. NFL was already seeing diminished returns

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Marty Callinan of ESPN Stats & Information has passed along helpful information regarding the NFL's recently adopted rules changes regarding kickoffs. All agree the measure will produce additional touchbacks. Here's the thing...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  12. Whisenhunt: Rules won't stop returners

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL will decide Tuesday whether to change rules for kickoffs in the name of player safety. Four key changes are under consideration, but it's not clear whether any or all of them will pass. The changes would facilitate touchback...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  13. Would rules change hurt Leon Washington?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks recently re-signed Leon Washington to a four-year contract. They did so largely because Washington re-established himself as a big-play kickoff returner. Washington should only get stronger in his second season back from a ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. Logic prevails: No playoff re-seeding

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has bigger things to worry about than reseeding the playoffs to prevent another division winner from qualifying with a losing record. The Atlanta Falcons' Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, told reporters during a conferen...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  15. A plan to play in the NFL until age 60

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- There were no admissions from NFL officials monitoring San Francisco 49ers practices this week. We had to settle for their annual explanation of rules changes and points of emphasis. One change to special-teams rules require...

    Blog | August 07, 2010
  16. NFC West teams back OT changes

    Mike Sando

    All four NFC West teams voted for overtime rules changes in the playoffs. The 28-4 margin was more convincing than what John Clayton and I anticipated during a recent Double Coverage discussion. Arizona, Seattle and St. Louis have all played ov...

    Blog | March 23, 2010