Wednesday, November 30, 2011
NFL Touchdown Celebrations
It is not the NFL's biggest concern but it is something that gets out of hand. I have an idea for a rule that would curtail the touchdown dance and other nonsense without the need for an 'excessive celebration' penalty. A simple rule would require that the the point after TD attempt be made with the same ball used to score the TD. Also the play clock would begin as soon as it is determined that a TD was scored. There might be a delay for a review but it would force the players to focus on the game rather than a dance routine. The refs would be waiting for the players to give them the ball so they could spot it for the extra point and all the while the clock would be ticking. Ten or Twenty extra seconds could be allotted considering they have a decision to make, kick or go for two points, and personnel to change.