NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa hosted Super Bowl XLIII and could host LV after troubles in Los Angeles. More

L.A. will now host the 2022 game.

For the first 47 years of the National Football League, once a player was placed on IR (injured reserve), he was not allowed to return to the active roster until the following season.

For all the maneuvering, end zone celebration talk generated the most buzz.

Goodell said that after internal discussions and talks with more than 80 current and former players, celebrations involving the use of the football as a prop, group demonstrations and players going to the ground to celebrate will now be allowed.

Those are the four biggest takeaways from the NFL spring league meetings, thus far. If you have read any of my articles in the past two weeks, you will know that I am not satisfied with the overtime rule change. The move was approved by the National Football League owners today. Playoff games also will use 10-minute time blocks in overtime but won't end in ties.

Coaches were concerned that too many players were exhausted and risked injuries at the end of the extra period. This will only increase the likelihood of games resulting in ties. Projections show that could climb to three. "We are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays".

The Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have until August 25 to prove their respective facilities are on track to host the Super Bowl, which is the most watched television event of the year in the United States.

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"Our focus in this process is this building should host multiple Super Bowls over many generations, and we need to make sure we deliver a building that is an exceptional, Super Bowl-quality building", Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said last week.

Tampa originally finished as runner-up in the bidding for 2020 - one reason why owners backed the move unanimously. Los Angeles had initially been awarded Super Bowl 55, but because construction of a new stadium for the Rams and Chargers won't be completed until the 2019 season, the owners voted to push back the Los Angeles Super Bowl.

In an officially released memo by commissioner Roger Goodell, the league announced the decision publicly. No longer will a team and it's players be fined for celebrating together and the relaxation of these rules should bring more entertainment to a game that is supposed to be entertaining.

"Everybody has a different idea where the line is", the commissioner said.

Cutting off five minutes from the overtime period is supposed help address safety concerns with the physical toll of teams on a short week who play extended time on Sunday and then turn around to play again on Thursday.

The last week of the preseason should be a bit more exciting for Minnesota's fans to watch as even more players will be fighting for a regular season roster spot during that game.

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