We talked about the proposed rule change for overtime in the playoffs and Super Bowl yesterday. But the Competition Committee will also suggest several other alterations, including one that was directly prompted by an incident involving the Giants and Cowboys.
It will be commonly called the "Flozell Adams Rule," thereby giving the Cowboys some kind of world record for having rules named after their players. There's already a Roy Williams rule that punishes his signature horse collar tackle. This one will allow a dead-ball foul to carry over from one half to the other.
If you remember, as first half of the Giants' 31-24 win on Dec. 6 ended, the two teams had a sideline skirmish caused by Flozell Adams pushing Justin Tuck in the back. The deed went unpunished because a foul in the first half could not carry over. This rule would make it possible for the officials to assess a penalty on the second-half kickoff.
The same applies for carrying over a fourth-quarter penalty into overtime.
I wouldn't mind seeing another "Flozell Adams" rule. You trip a guy intentionally and injury his left shoulder, the fouled player gets to take a hammer and hurt your left shoulder. Bet Tuck would like that.
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