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Touchdown celebrations: snow angels, group demonstrations and more are back!

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by FLASH21, May 23, 2017.

  1. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Relax. We Got THIS.
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    Just as NFL teams use the offseason to get better, at the league we use this time to listen to players, coaches, officials and fans about how we can continue to improve our great game.

    Earlier this spring, we announced plans to deliver a more exciting game experience, with changes to improve the pace of the game and minimize unnecessary disruptions to the action on the field. We also took important steps on health and safety, including approving new rules prohibiting the "leaper" block attempt—a top priority from our players.

    Today, we are excited to tell you about another change that comes after conversations with more than 80 current and former players: we are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays.

    We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown. And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.

    So here are a few examples of celebrations that will be allowed after scores under the new policy:
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    Using the football as a prop after a TD
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    Celebrating on the ground

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    Group demonstrations
    In my conversations with NFL players, it was also clear how much our players care about sportsmanship, clean competition, and setting good examples for young athletes. That is why offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized.

    We know we have more work to do. We are grateful to the many current and retired players who engaged with us on this topic and we look forward to ongoing dialogue with them as we continue to work to improve this game we all love.

    Thank you for your support.
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    Not that it will interrupt JJ from doing the Nae-Nae or anything of that sort. Hoping this brings back some of the good ole stuff.

    Ala:
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  2. Fulgore

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    That Icky Woods dance was awful. I'm glad Roger is no longer treating men like robots
     
  3. coachbadlee

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    Sucks for the NFL. This is a league of professionals not clowns.
     
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    the NFL is so cringeworthy.
     
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  6. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room, bucko
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    I can count the number of good things the NFL front office has done since I have been alive on one hand.

    This is one of those things.
     
  7. gucci888

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    I dunno, seems kinda lame now that Goodell says it's okay.
     
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  8. HR Dept

    HR Dept Joined: January 1, 1906
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    Some people say: "Act like you've been there before"
    I like to say: "Act like you may not ever get to be there again"

    If you don't like it, close your eyes.
     
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  9. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Relax. We Got THIS.
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    My concern is that the gray area gets explored a little to early and often.

    Then come the fines and bans once again.
     
  10. CometsWin

    CometsWin Listening to Tupac Westsiiiiide
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    So what happens when all the offensive players form a ring in the end zone and do a pelvic thrust dance off and then defensive players do the same after a sack. This has the potential to be ridiculous.
     
  11. Fulgore

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    KD is that you ;)
     
  12. coachbadlee

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    I'm telling you guys this clowning will go overboard. They will be looking to change it back after this season.
     
  13. macalu

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    isn't there a play clock? the celebration should be as long as players want it to be. if they want to cost their team yardage, so be it.
     
  14. coachbadlee

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    No they should definitely have a time limit. People watch football for the game not to see the latest dance move or whatever new fad/challenge is going on.

    Before you know it they're going to be doing "Dancing with the Stars" crap after every touchdown.
     
  15. CometsWin

    CometsWin Listening to Tupac Westsiiiiide
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    It'll be an extended version of the fun bunch.

     
  16. deb4rockets

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    I just hope our young guys aren't spending more time practicing their victory moves than they are focusing on the playbook.....LOL.
     
  17. Jake Tower

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    I was looking for a clip of the Electric Slide and found this montage of Ernest Givins getting roughed up in what are now penalties

     
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    Glad they realize above all this is a game and games are supposed to be fun
     
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    Great video on Givins. Had never seen that.

    can you imagine edleman or any of the midgets the patriots run out there in this era. Take away the unnecessary hits to defenseless receivers but allow a little grabbing beyond 5 yards but less than 11 yards and these offenses and qbs ratings would look more natural. Props to the patriots though for adapting and exploiting the rule changes made for them. There should be a 30 for 30 just on how Polian and tony dungy changed the game of football forever and turned it to fantasy football. Back on topic...

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  20. A_3PO

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    The Hingle McCringleberry still won't be allowed. That's going too far.
     
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