Approved 2017 Playing Rules Proposals
— Prohibits the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays.
— Makes permanent the rule that disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.
— Keeps in place the change of the spot of a touchback after a kickoff to the 25-yard line for the 2017 season.
— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.
— Makes crackback blocks prohibited by a backfield player who is in motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle when the ball is snapped.
— Replaces the sideline replay monitor with a hand-held device and authorizes designated members of the Officiating department to make the final decision on replay reviews.
— Makes it Unsportsmanlike Conduct to commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the game clock.
— Makes actions to conserve time illegal after the two-minute warning of either half
The proposal to put the ball at the 20yd line if the kicker puts it through the uprights got 11 votes......so a no go.
Also, the proposal to shorten overtime to 10minutes was also tabled.