The NFL lockout continues and there is a court hearing on April 6, but there are things actually happening in the NFL. The league's competition committee has made some proposals to attempt to improve the game of football and make it more safe.
Among the changes, the following are proposed:
- Moving the kickoff back to the 35-yard line
- Placing the ball at the 25 after a touchback, instead of the 20.
- Eliminating coaches' challenges for scoring plays. Instead, all scoring plays would be automatically reviewable by the replay assistant, much like in college ball.
- Giving more detailed description of what is a "defenseless" player and increasing punishment for players who make illegal hits.